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Commentary on News and Participation through and beyond Proprietary Platforms in an Age of Social Media

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Abstract:  The far-seeing collection in this issue is arrayed across the terrain of journalism infused with social media. The authors take deep dives into the material and in the process contribute significantly to the research community’s corpus on social media and proprietary platforms in journalism. In their wake, they leave an ambitious albeit hazy roster of research topics. My aim is to offer a brief critique of the articles and conclude with a few hortatory words.

Keywords:  comparative methodology; critical studies; journalism; research agenda; social media



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