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VUBToday: Citizen journalism increasingly determines the news

The rise of digital media and social media changes not only the way news is consumed, but also the way it is created. For her PhD, VUB scientist Iris Steenhout researched the evolution of crime reporting in the news articles, opinion pieces and reader comments of the Guardian’s website (www.theguardian.co.uk). She notes that citizen journalism is becoming increasingly important and that a variety of opinions and discourses creep into the reporting.  read more on VUB Today