Interview with Diana Owen: Power and Governance in a Digitised World
6 December 2006
About this video
Citizen journalism: anyone can be a journalist, defining the ‘citizen journalist’, a threat to news organisations? public differentiation between citizen / mainstream journalism? co-opting the citizen journalist, sustainability, self-styling as the ‘citizen journalist’, expression and freedom, filtering and self-promotion, reporting and ‘the conversation’, editing and creation of ‘a product’, objectivity and diversity, audiences, community-based stories, how has the notion of ‘news’ changed with the digital media?
About the speaker
Diana Owen is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of American Studies at Georgetown University. She received her doctorate in Political Science, with a minor in Statistics, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her major fields are American politics, political psychology / sociology, and methodology with a focus on empirical methods and statistical analysis. Her areas of specialization include media and politics, political communication, political socialization / civic education, elections and voting behavior, public opinion, political culture, and mass political behavior. She is the author, with Richard Davis, of ‘New Media and American Politics’ (Oxford, 1998) and ‘Media Messages in American Presidential Elections’ (Greenwood, 1991), and editor of ‘The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters, and Activists’, with Sarah Oates and Rachel Gibson (Routledge, 2006). She has published extensively on media and politics, including new media, preadult political learning, civic education, adult political orientations, and electoral politics.