Liquid Journalism

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Commentary on the concept by Mark Deuze:


"the boundaries - between users and producers of news, between different genres, channels and forms of media - are not necessarily blurring, for that would imply they disappear. More importantly, the boundaries that define journalism (including the roles and responsibilities of all of its stakeholders) have become permanently unstable, are constantly moving. Indeed, the boundaries - any boundaries - in journalism cannot keep their shape for very long. To paraphrase Zygmunt Bauman (in: Liquid Life): liquid journalism is a form of (amateur or professional) media work wherin the conditions under which its members act change faster than it takes the ways of acting to consolidate into habits and routines." (http://deuze.blogspot.com/2007/05/more-liquid-journalism.html)