Young People and the Future of News: Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism (Communication, Society and Politics) by Lynn Schofield Clark

Young People and the Future of News: Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism (Communication, Society and Politics)

Book Title: Young People and the Future of News: Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism (Communication, Society and Politics)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316640728

Author: Lynn Schofield Clark


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Young People and the Future of News traces the practices that are evolving as young people come to see news increasingly as something shared via social networks and social media rather than produced and circulated solely by professional news organizations. The book introduces the concept of connective journalism, clarifying the role of creating and sharing stories online as a key precursor to collective and connective political action. At the center of the story are high school students from low-income minority and immigrant communities who often feel underserved or misrepresented by mainstream media but express a strong interest in politics and their communities. Drawing on in-depth field work in three major urban areas over the course of ten years, Young People and the Future of News sheds light on how young people share news that they think others should know about, express solidarity, and bring into being new publics and counter-publics.