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"We think": more thinking needed (book review)

Beckett, Charlie (2008) "We think": more thinking needed (book review). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (12 Mar 2008). Website.

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The idea that the Internet offers unique and world-changing opportunities for interactive intellectual innovation is not new. We Think by Charles Leadbeater is an attempt to make it accessible and suggest that it is more widespread than just mainstream Web 2.0 businesses. Leadbeater has dabbled in these ideas before. He was an early apostle of the information economy and an optimist on globalisation when everyone else was taking to the barricades in Seattle. Dan Gillmor’s We The Media set the agenda for new media/citizen journalism a few years ago, too. I agree with much of what Leadbeater says. My book SuperMedia (Blackwell, 2008) draws on similar ideas to set out the agenda for a more connected and participatory news media that I call Networked Journalism. But how new are these new media trends and what are their effects?

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 07:48
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 23:33

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