Some examples of networked journalism

Networked journalism has gone from being a novelty to the normality of journalism online today. In fact, it’s difficult to find journalism that does not have an element of interactivity, connectivity, or public participation at some point in its creation or dissemination. Here are some examples that my students found to bring to their class discussions about what difference it makes to journalism when it gets networked. Here they are in no particular order. It’s a feast of editorial innovation, diversity and controversy.

What is networked journalism?

Here’s a Guardian article I wrote back in 2008 when it was still new

I wrote a book about networked journalism back in 2008 called SuperMedia.

We published a report on networked journalism back in 2010

Here are the networked journalism case studies suggested by the students who do my critical studies course at LSE. The students had to explain why these were particularly networked and what difference it made to the journalism and its impact. Feel free to add your own examples or comments:

Rob Ford

This is an article by the New York Times, “The Media Doesn’t Care What Happens Here”.

Sami national day


Verification handbook:

The greatest journalist in the world right now?:

Snapchat real time news:

‘How Social Media Helped Defeat the Turkish Coup’ — Bloomberg

‘Pinjra Tod’. It was started by a group of girls of Delhi University aiming to eliminate gender biasses in college hostels.

Facebook link-

Latino coming out stories:

Panama Papers:



An IT consultant from Abbottabad, Sohaib Athar, live tweets Osama Bin Laden’s death.

Livestream police shooting

Abandoned Chinese boy:

Comments on livestock story:

S Africa student protest

Guardian Chilcot

Occupy Hong Kong


— — How social media sleuthing uncovered surface-to-air missile systems in Eastern Ukraine

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

NYT budget interactive:


Hurricane Sandy pix


This post by Charlie Beckett @CharlieBeckett

Journalist, LSE media professor, Polis think-tank director. Writes about journalism, UK & global politics

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