Digital technology and journalism: implications for Democracy
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Digital journalism
Digital divide
Transparency of government
Robust messages
Civic participation
Social media
Arab Spring
Tablet journalism

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Pavlik, J. V. (2011). Digital technology and journalism: implications for Democracy. Brazilian Journalism Research, 7(2), 95–116.


Digital technology has brought sweeping changes to journalism  and the social institutions it serves. Journalism has historically played a central role in the U.S. and other democracies, serving as a primary source of news and information for citizens on matters of public importance. This paper examines the implications of these changes for democracy. It explores the question of whether a more interactive form of journalism will produce a more engaged and informed electorate.
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