What do they say it is?
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In the first part of the Online Journalism Atlas, Gabriela Zago looks at online journalism in Brazil. Got any information about your own country’s online journalism? Add it here.
Online journalism in Brazil has grown a lot in the last few years, especially in the last 12 months. Many websites have changed their models recently, going from a traditional style to a more “web 2.0” concept. The community participation and the use of new tools are growing since then. Blogs are a constant. Continue reading
Na segunda parte de meu capítulo de livro, dou uma olhada nas críticas dirigidas tanto a blogueiros quando a jornalistas profissionais. Qualquer correção, informação extra ou comentários são bem-vindos. [This is a Portuguese translation of Blogs and Investigative Journalism part two. Thanks to Gabriela Zago]
O debate amador-profissional
Blogs têm atraído críticas de uma variedade de fontes por serem suscetíveis de mobilizar multidões (Allan, 2006), por conter opiniões doentias ou viciadas, por ser uma “cadeia de eco”de vozes homogêneas (Henry, 2007), pela falta de rigor editorial, e como representantes do crescimento do “culto do amador”. Continue reading