Desafiando as Fronteiras do Jornalismo Por Meio de Objetos Comunicativos: Berlim como uma cidade Bike-Friendly e #Radentscheid

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Translated title of the contributionChallenging the Boundaries of Journalism through Communicative Objects : Berlin as a Bike-friendly City and #Radentscheid
This paper addresses the boundaries of journalism through a perspective of communicative objects. Introduced as a heuristic concept, communicative objects focus attention on the processes and practices of meaning-making inside and outside publics as much as addressing the materiality of these processes that take place in digital and networked media. As more and more platforms and services are developed to involve actors in different socio-cultural settings in forms of public communication, the concept of the communicative object accentuates the materiality and epistemologies of these settings. The article builds on the case study of a citizen’s initiative for a bike-friendly city in Berlin (Germany) to outline methodological inroads and theoretical implications of the communicative object. The aim is to problematize rather than resolve tensions between everyday usage of media technologies, journalistic professional expertise and the practices of meaning-making that exist and evolve outside of journalism. Through the concept we also address new epistemological challenges of analyzing digital media, which emerge as a result of new interaction potentials of communicative objects which we cannot capture in a document-oriented research methodology.
Original languagePortuguese
JournalParágrafo: Revista Científica de Comunicação Social da FIAM-FAAM
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)110-127
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

The article was originally published in Portuguese. Please refer to the original source as Raetzsch, Christoph; Brynskov, Martin (2017). “Desafiando as Fronteiras Do Jornalismo Por Meio de Objetos Comunicativos: Berlim Como Uma Cidade Bike-Friendly E #radentscheid [Challenging the Boundaries of Journalism Through Communicative Objects: Berlin as a Bike-Friendly City and #radentscheid].” Parágrafo: Revista Científica de Comunicação Social da FIAM-FAAM 5(2): 110-127. It is republished in its English version on the designated project page.
Reprinted 7. February 2018.

    Research areas

  • communicative object, urban infrastructure, Data, METHODOLOGY, Citizen, knowledge object, Journalism

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