My name is Nicole Blanchett Neheli and this blog is the platform for my Master’s research. Any comments posted to this blog may be used in my final thesis, future academic papers, articles, or conferences. I’m exploring in what ways participatory journalism could reinvigorate the public sphere; in other words, how citizen journalists and traditional broadcast media could work together to share more stories in a variety of formats and provoke dialogue on issues important to us all. I’m not just talking about using youtube video, or a viewer’s comment, but sometimes letting the audience tell the story. Could this effect positive social change? Get more people discussing what’s happening around us and how it impacts our global community? Throughout my research I will be posting my findings with the aim of creating a conversation about citizen journalism, convergence, centralized ownership, and the future of journalism. Thanks for dropping in!