The World-Wide Conversation: Online Participatory Media and International News

By Rebecca MacKinnon

A paper by Rebecca MacKinnon, spring 2004 fellow, explores how – and to what extent – the Internet and new interactive forms of online media might provide solutions to serious problems in the media, such as lack of international news in the mainstream media, lack of incentives for commercially-driven media outlets to provide international news, the apparent lack of public interest in international news, and lack of public trust in the news. MacKinnon is co-founder of

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