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Participatory Journalism: Comparative Analysis of Russian and Foreign Experience

Student: Kseniia Semenova

Supervisor: Tatiana Tikhomirova

Faculty: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Educational Programme: Journalism (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2020

The research is devoted to the study of the phenomenon of participatory journalism. The paper is intended to determine the role of the journalist in this model, comparing foreign and Russian experience of participatory journalism. The research will unravel the features of solution journalism and give a forecast of its further development. The research is conducted to consider the transformation of traditional journalism and the role of journalist in the model of participatory journalism. The paper contains the following methodological tools: comparative analysis, classification, content analysis, expert interview, synthesis of the results. Firstly, we are going to study the history of the emergence of Russian and foreign solution journalism. We will trace its development and establishment. Secondly, we will define the journalist's role in the model of solution journalism. Presumably, a journalist can take the role of an activist, where journalism will be a tool. For instance, it can be a media consultant who helps citizens solve social problems. Finely, this research is planning to study the phenomenon of participatory journalism in Russia and other countries, such as the USA.

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