citizen journalism


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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 evolution from blogs to citizen journalism can be viewed as the evolution to two-sided markets where the platform plays a crucial role.
HORROR SCENE: This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network purports to show shrouded dead bodiesin Houla
The workshop, aimed at promoting the concept of citizen journalism, was attended by Acting Mayor of Southern Shouna Hani Awamleh and was held at Princess Basma Center.
com/NablusCity), is intended to invite closer cooperation between citizens as well as promote citizen journalism by asking locals to post news events online as they see them.
Periscope combines the best aspects of professional journalism with the democratic ideals of citizen journalism," says Editor-in-Chief, Linda Rodriguez McRobbie.
Aside from the need for the media to try, seemingly against all their instincts, to report the news fairly and impartially, I think it raises an important issue about the need for more citizen journalism.
There are numerous platforms and communities in which users create content that can have significant social or informative value: the popularity of citizen journalism is on the rise, and for many, the reading of blogs has become part of the daily information gathering routine.
Yelvington speculates that Al Jazeera "will have quite a challenge protecting itself from fraud and manipulation," as citizen journalism can be skewed.
The participants included young, talented bloggers who represented the popular new trend of citizen journalism.
Sites like GroundReport and CNN's iReport encourage users to engage in citizen journalism through the geo-tagging of eyewitness stories on Google Maps and the uploading of captured photos and videos.
Darren Thwaites, editor of The Journal's sister publication, the Evening Gazette, highlighted the growing power of citizen journalism through "hyper-local" websites.
Before you think citizen journalism involves a maverick muckraker with a laptop, consider the traditional media's response.

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