Journalists Versus Activists? Traditional Journalists and Cyber-Activism

  • Fatima El-Issawi
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication book series (PIPC)


This chapter analyses new forms of political activism by traditional journalists and the interactions between old and new media in traditional newsrooms. It looks into the use of social media by traditional journalists to connect with their audiences, but also to access news and information. Specifically, we consider the growing trend among journalists to adopt a personal, emotional style that mimics that of bloggers, thus leading to a blurred identity, the journalist-activist.


Social Medium Civil Liberty Arab World Social Media Platform Muslim Brotherhood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatima El-Issawi
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  1. 1.University of EssexEssexUK
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsLondonUK

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