1st Edition

Social Media Livestreaming
Design for Disruption?

ISBN 9781138586390
Published December 11, 2018 by Routledge
112 Pages

USD $64.95

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Book Description

Social Media Livestreaming: Design for Disruption? addresses a host of emerging issues concerning social media livestreaming, exploring this technology as a disruption and its potential to shape journalism practice and influence society.

Live visual images increasingly inundate our digital screens. While once restricted to broadcast news organizations, "going live" is becoming ubiquitous, fueled by smartphones and social networks. As livestreams and eyewitness video permeate our social media feeds, a wide range of possibilities for journalism and society are unfolding. Using international case studies, interviews with journalists, and survey research with citizens, this book explores major themes including livestreaming’s implications for journalism practice and news content production; citizen activism and participation in democracy; ethical, legal, safety and privacy considerations; and the role of livestreaming in shaping public perception.

Social Media Livestreaming: Design for Disruption? is ideal for multiple audiences, from academic researchers to professional journalists and social media practitioners as well as policy-makers and organizations.


Table of Contents

1 The disruptive force of live social video

2 Livestreaming as a journalistic tool

3 Citizen livestreams—a force for good?

4 Politics and live video: Beyond campaigning

5 Ethical and legal issues

6 Monetization: Marvel meets menace

7 Live eyewitness video: Psychological impact and issue perception

8 Ball of confusion: Sorting out livestream disruptions

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Claudette G. Artwick is Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University, USA.