I am PriyaRajan doing M. Phil Communication in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University , Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu. As my part of study I am doing my research on blog and bloggers. My Thesis titled as "Study on Blogging Pattern Of Selected Bloggers (Indians)".
Brief introduction of my research is below,
As blogs have become a fixture in today’s media environment, growing in number and influence in political communication and (mass) media discourse, research on the subject has proliferated, often emphasizing the high-profile conflicts and controversies at the intersection of blogging and journalism. Less examined, however, is the psychology of everyday citizen bloggers in this context. In studying a randomized sample of Indian bloggers, I attempt to puzzle out these questions: to what extent do bloggers
(1) perceive their work as a form of journalism, and how might such a perception influence
(2) their motivations for posting and
(3) the topics around which they blog? Most critically,
(4) this article constructs a model by which all these antecedents predict whether bloggers behave like professional journalists.
To examine that bloggers who see their work as a form of journalism are more inclined to inform and influence readers, write about public affairs, and behave as a more traditional journalist or sharing their life experience with other.
I am doing research on bloggers who use effectively blog for disseminate information.