Is Participation in Community Media an Agent of Change?
The question of what motivates people to contribute to community media is an idea that media scholars and teachers are increasingly drawn to, both in its general context as a form of civic engagement, and in specific instances in which people experience community media as a set of social practises and roles situated in identifiable community lifeworlds. This paper explore if it is possible to establish a model, or models, of goal-driven engagement that can demonstrate the diversity and multiplicity of people’s motivations as they volunteer and contribute to different community media projects in diverse situations and circumstances.
This paper is a representation of work undertaken in my PhD thesis, completed with the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility.
Citation : Watson, R. (2018). Is Participation in Community Media an Agent of Change? Paper presented at the 2nd International Media Literacies Research Symposium, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, April 2018.
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Peer Reviewed : No
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