PHOTO-EDITORS AND PARA-PHOTOJOURNALISTS ON TWITTER. THE COMMODIFICATION OF NETWORKED IMAGES
Palavras-chave:Photojournalism. Vernacular Images. Image Sharing.
ResumoThe microblogging service Twitter has gained importance as an exchange platform for news photos that, in collaboration with renowned media, might trigger immediate reactions from photo editors. Twitter conversations among photo editors and photo creators – produsers, citizen photojournalists, para-photojournalists – show that photo editors turn to (amateur)
Twitpics and editors of newspapers or photo agencies. The paper concludes with five results of the relation between photo editors and para-photojournalists on Twitter: fairness, efficiency, the value of digital images, effects of image sharing practices on visual journalism, and produsers’ daily media practices.
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