‘Selfie Journalism’: Current Practices in Digital Media

Maniou, A. Theodora, Veglis, Andreas


In a world of technological convergence, the fast growing tendency for self-exposure through the digital media and social networks has been steadily gaining ground as a new field for academic study. The so-called ‘selfie’ photographs, one of the most noteworthy phenomena of our era, seem to be altering not only the way individuals interrelate through digital platforms but also the way (s) digital journalism practices are exercised. This article examines the ways ‘selfies’ are embedded in everyday journalism practice and the specific issues that arise from this practice. In this perspective, this article introduces the term ‘selfie journalism’ and attempts to investigate the transformation of journalism practice through the use of personal digital devices.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/smc.v4i1.1637


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