Social Media Livestreaming: Design for Disruption?, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Social Media Livestreaming

Design for Disruption?, 1st Edition

By Claudette G. Artwick


104 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781138586390
pub: 2018-12-04
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429504617
pub: 2018-12-07
from $12.50

FREE Standard Shipping!


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 themesincluding 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

About the Author

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

About the Series


Studies in Digital Journalism

The Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism series features ground breaking short form publications which engage with cutting edge technological and critical developments and debates in contemporary digital journalism theory and practice. Titles in the series explore emerging hot topics, present detailed case studies and offer new assessments of theoretical and conceptual innovations in relation to subjects including digital journalism ethics, robot news, data journalism, web metrics and online surveillance. Titles respond quickly to the latest developments in the field and showcase the work of best new and established critical thinkers in this vibrant and emerging area.


For more information on submitting a proposal for the series, please contact Bob Franklin at

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies