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Participatory television: convergence, crowdsourcing, and neoliberalism

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Participatory television : convergence, crowdsourcing, and neoliberalism. / Fish, Adam.

In: Communication, Culture and Critique, Vol. 6, No. 3, 09.2013, p. 372-395.

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Fish, A 2013, 'Participatory television: convergence, crowdsourcing, and neoliberalism', Communication, Culture and Critique, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 372-395. https://doi.org/10.1111/cccr.12016

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Fish, Adam. / Participatory television : convergence, crowdsourcing, and neoliberalism. In: Communication, Culture and Critique. 2013 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 372-395.

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