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citizen journalism

News and commentary from the public at large. Using wiki sites and blogs, anyone can contribute information about a current event. Also known as "collaborative citizen journalism" (CCJ), "grassroots media" and "personal publishing," the concept behind citizen journalism is that many volunteers help to ensure that the information is more accurate than when reported from only one source. See wiki, blog and user-generated content.
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The growth of citizen media underscores the opportunity for nonprofit field staff to provide breaking news content, such as during disaster relief efforts or onsite at refugee camps, but the application of journalistic principles is critical.
The success of this effort wasn't initially evident, but its online power was soon to be seen in efforts to establish alternative media outlets and in citizen media initiatives.
You are promoting citizen media, and citizens make the news.
However, Sam Bayard, assistant director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, said he finds that argument dubious.
Starting with critical media studies, the authors then discuss Downing's theories of alternative media for radical political communication, Rodriguez' conceptualization of citizen media, and Couldry's approach to the struggle for media power.
com, a global citizen media initiative and Laurie Meadoff, executive producer of Hometown Baghdad, a critically-acclaimed web series.
Also here, guiding and educating amateurs is increasingly a concern of more specialised citizen media platforms.
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that despite financial troubles and cutbacks, traditional media Web sites are more comprehensive and technologically advanced than citizen media and bloggers.
Blogging, Cox said, is an inherently risky endeavor, but also the future of citizen media.
The one-day workshop was a prelude to the Global Voices Online Citizen Media Summit 2008, being held from 27 to 28 June and attended by more than 200 bloggers and online activists from around the world.
Despite the Kingdom's bloggers being exactly the citizen journalists that Global Voices aims to support, no Saudi bloggers attended the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008 (http://summit08.
based NowPublic, a company that understands the power of citizen media and its relationship to the news.

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