The panel discussion focused on the existing trends of citizen journalism
and the impact of social media campaigning.
He said citizen journalism
is beneficial provided that the credibility of news provided is checked.
Indeed, existing research indicates that social media are common forms of citizen journalism
and, at times, play an important role as sources of information, commentaries, and newsworthiness (e.
However, Dennis said that Citizen Journalism
can also connect with credible news organisations.
enables ordinary public to play an active and significant part in the spreading of news and information concerning social issues that are not covered or exposed by the mainstream print and broadcast media.
There were plenty of projects of citizen journalism
development in Kyrgyzstan, but only few of them have managed to survive and become self-sustainable.
The lack of media literacy in the public is the most dangerous aspect of the citizen journalism
Another type of citizen journalism
, which is the focus of our research, is an existing news company or a voluntary organization creating a platform and allows everyone to contribute news contents into that platform.
More people use smartphones to share stories and real-world events happening around them -- shifting the focus to citizen journalism
and impacting the way students are taught media today.
Without doubt, the rise of citizen journalism
has transformed traditional means of newsgathering and dissemination.
Documentaries have to be between 25 and 90 minutes long, while the investigative journalism reports must be between 10 and 50 minutes long, and the citizen journalism
reports must be between 3 and 30 minutes long.
Through this ground-breaking move, LiveLeak will take the power of citizen journalism
one step further by partnering with Ruptly to offer live streaming of events directly from the field, leveraging to the maximum Ruptly's bold young journalists and it's state-of-the art live-news broadcast equipment and digital delivery platform.