Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

8-2010

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Journalism Studies

Source ISSN

1461-670X

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/14616701003638418; Shelves: PN4701 .J68 Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

Our research seeks to understand the emerging journalism practiced in Second Life—a computer-generated alternative reality. Framed by postmodernism, this study uses an ideological analysis to evaluate the three Second Life newspapers: the Alphaville Herald, the Metaverse Messenger and the Second Life Newspaper. We suggest that journalism in Second Life focuses on community building and education, considers the influence of the on-line world to resident members' off-line lives and raises important questions about freedom of expression.

Comments

Accepted version. Journalism Studies, Vol. 11, No. 4 (August 2010): 546-554. DOI. © Taylor & Francis 2010. Used with permission.

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