Programmer or Moderator: Redefining the Listener on Interactive Broadcasting

Ozgul Birsen 1 *

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The subject of this study is new media and radio broadcasting performed with active participation of the listener as an example of citizen journalism. The radio programmer named “Nihat’la Muhabbet” (Conversation with Nihat) that is made by Nihat Sırdar, who is one of the radio hosts of the radio Alem FM broadcasting nationally in Turkey and who has a wide audience, is broadcasted every weekday between 7-9 a.m. During the program, the listener channels the program via twits on internet regarding the topic defined by the host. The primary aim of the study is putting forth which topics are considered in the program named “Nihat’la Muhabbet” (Conversation with Nihat) that is an example of the citizen journalism and in which the audience is actively participated. With this study, it is tried to put emphasis on appropriate structure of radio for citizen journalism with changing radio broadcasting in new media environment.


Radio broadcasting Citizen Journalism Listener New radio


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Article Type: Research Article

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 74-87

Published Online: 26 Apr 2016

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