Helping Syrians Tell Their Story to The World: Training Syrian citizen journalists through connective journalism

Taylor and Francis Group
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Journalism Practice, 2017, 11, (2-3), pp. 302-318
Issue Date:
Filename Description Size
Helping Syrians Tell Their Story to The World.pdf430.48 kB
Adobe PDF
Full metadata record
This article explores network journalism (connective journalism) and shows how citizen journalists in Syria are trained and supported through the network journalism model. The article applies three major concepts of connective journalism: engagement with social networks, negotiation, and maintaining a connection with norms and values of journalism, and suggests a fourth aspect: protection. Through a case study of the newsgathering and mentoring process leading up to stories being posted on the Damascus Bureau website (, a news site dedicated to publishing the stories of Syrian citizen journalists, we show that connective journalism is a viable model for citizens to tell their community’s story to each other and the world.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: