User generated content: an exploration and analysis of the temporal qualities and elements of authenticity and immediacy in UGC

Drakopoulou, Sophia (2011) User generated content: an exploration and analysis of the temporal qualities and elements of authenticity and immediacy in UGC. In: Conference proceedings. First International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences. 22 Nov 2011 - 24 Nov 201. Hotel Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, United Arab Emirates. Middlesex University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ISBN 978-9948-16-372-5

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Abstract

User Generated Content (UGC) is the term used to describe videos and pictures taken by the public and shown on prominent news corporations, the press and TV news. UGC as evidence and its properties of immediacy and eyewitness quality allow for this genre to become an integral part of experiencing a news event. UGC’s significance is formulated by its evidential power and not because of its photojournalistic qualities. UGC is made significant because of its eyewitness qualities, immediacy and assumed authenticity. UGC becomes an established narrative convention in TV news retaining its qualities of sharing a common experience and successfully providing information to a global audience.

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Research Areas:School of Media and Performing Arts > Media & Performing Arts
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