1 Department of Communication and Psychology, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 Communication and Information Studies (CIS), The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN
Expressions of citizen journalism’
This article brings together theories of journalistic objectivity and affectivity in order to discuss their relevance in light of the emergence of citizen journalism. The claim of subjectivity and bias in citizen journalism is discussed and an idea of journalistic subjectivity as affectivity is developed. The article discusses ways in which professional journalism is positioned in relation to engaging subjectivity of citizen journalism – as convergence media, as well as independent forms of knowledge and information sharing. The often political affectivity of citizen journalism is discussed in this article and analysed in a short study.