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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 journalist's inability to bring out the issues has placed him and the citizen journalist on the same pedestal, hence the threat of new media to traditional media sustainability'.
(4) To recruit citizen journalist participants, the OhmyNews headquarters sent an e-mail message to 2,871 citizen journalists in October 2011.
Facilitating condition: The reason people want to read citizen journalism is the accessibility to citizen journalist platform the Internet provides and the convenience the platform offers.
Syrian regime forces have killed six citizen journalists this year, RSF said in a statement, naming the latest as Abdul Ghani Kaakeh, 19, killed in northern Aleppo while filming a demonstration.
She was accompanied by another young citizen journalist, 15- year- old Anjana Juyal from Pauri in Uttarakhand, who can't stop gushing about her Geneva experience.
Events unfolding in Iran are testimony to the "power" of these "citizen journalists" who, aided by technology, are taking their message to the world.
Alas, life could soon get a lot harder for citizen journalists like Paul Pritchard.
Herrera defines the term citizen journalist as someone who is living where they live and taking an interest in the things going on around them.
The Associated Press wire service just partnered with the Vancouver, British Columbia-based NowPublic citizen journalist site (tag line: "Crowd powered media"), which has thousands of contributors in 140 countries.
Minority journalists Dean Baquet, Washington bureau chief and assistant managing editor for The New York Times; Paula Madison, executive vice president of diversity for NBC Universal; Russ Mitchell, anchor and correspondent for CBS News; and Oh Yeon Ho, founder of Citizen Journalist Web site, are among those being honored.
The growth of the Internet as a source of daily news has perhaps pushed the "citizen journalist" concept in front of daily newspaper publishers, as their readers now have an even greater variety of ways to procure local news and gauge local opinion.
San Jose Mercury technology columnist Dan Gillmor writes that the line between consumers and producers of news is blurring, giving rise to a new hybrid, the citizen journalist. "The ability of anyone to make the news will give new voice to people who've felt voiceless--and whose words we need to hear," he writes.

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