Collaborative Journalism

For journalism in general, but for local news and information providers in particular, the decade from 2010 to 2020 was one of resource scarcity, uncertainty, and rapid technological development. In democracies around the world, consolidation and cost cutting resulted in dramatic losses for journalism outlets in all but the largest cities. Within this context, many surviving outlets have turned to collaborative journalism as a way to share data and stretch limited resources while also providing what are often more comprehensive stories to bigger audiences. And, as many have realized, the digital age has created technological affordances that make collaboration easier than ever before. This entry defines collaborative journalism and discusses its history and reasons for its growth. It then looks at the different models of ...

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