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CoSCI Keynote Video and New Article on Twitter and Journalism

At the start of the month, Jean and I had the pleasure of presenting a keynote at the Conference on Science and the Internet, organised by our ATN-DAAD research partners in Düsseldorf. I’m happy to report that videos of all three keynotes are now available on the CoSCI site – in particular, also check out the Oxford Internet Institute’s Ralph Schroeder on “Digital Transformations of Research”: an area which is of great interest to us, and for which our own keynote on scientific approaches to studying Twitter provides an obvious example.

Here’s the video of our keynote, “Notes towards the Scientific Study of Public Communication on Twitter” – the full paper is also available.

Further, our CCI colleague Tim Highfield and I have just published a new book chapter on “Blogs, Twitter, and Breaking News: The Produsage of Citizen Journalism” in a book called Produsing Theory in a Digital World: The Intersection of Audiences and Production, edited by Rebecca Ann Lind. In the article, we explore the impact of Twitter as an always-on third space for discussion of news and journalism on the traditionally rather entrenched distinctions between industrial and citizen journalists, and come to the conclusion that the old battle lines are slowly dissolving in favour of a more complex engagement between citizens, journalists, politicians, and other public actors. A pre-print of the article is here.

In other news, another of my ATNIX updates has been published in The Conversation – and there are plenty more publications in the pipeline for this year. More soon!

About the Author

Dr Axel Bruns leads the QUT Social Media Research Group. He is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Bruns is the author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and a co-editor of Twitter and Society, A Companion to New Media Dynamics and Uses of Blogs (2006). He is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. His research Website is at, and he tweets as @snurb_dot_info.

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