A new paper by Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young on the role of peripheral actors in the production and circulation of journalism has been published in the journal, Media and Communication.
The paper, From Peripheral to Integral? A Digital-Born Journalism Not for Profit in a Time of Crises, is a case study of The Conversation Canada.
The study found increasing recognition of The Conversation Canada as a legitimate journalism actor, with increasing demand for its content from legacy journalism organizations and from peripheral journalism actors.
Hermida and Young argue that complex peripheral actors are benefitting from changes occurring across the media landscape from economic decline to demand for free journalism content, as well as the proliferation of multiple journalisms.
The paper is part of a special issue of the journal, Media and Communication, on peripheral actors as agents of change in journalism culture and practice.
The articles are all open access and free to read.