One of the proponents of citizen media
is Gillmor (2006), who describes the potential of citizen journalism to empower what he calls the "former audience".
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.
How do you relate with citizen media
and citizen journalists?
The funding campaign to ensure that Mosireen, the media collective in Cairo that supports citizen media
, could stay independent reached fever pitch in its last day.
(http://gizmodo.com/5958065/is-it-illegal-to-instagram-your-vote) Gizmodo reported that the (http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide) Citizen Media
Law Project details the various statutes about the illegality of taking and displaying images of voting ballots.
Teenagers unwarily retweeting or re-posting libellous material on social media could bear the full force of the law, according to Noemi Dado, a prominent Manila blogger who edits a citizen media
site called Blog Watch.
And with the invention of internet, a new era of citizen media
has already taken shape.
He and Rebecca MacKinnon are cofounders of the international blogging community Global Voices (globalvoicesonline.org), which showcases news and opinion from citizen media
in more than 150 nations.
Some specific areas examined include blogs as a source of democratic deliberation, citizen media
and political conflict in Thailand, blogging among estranged and questioning Hasidim, the motivations of Latin American bloggers, and the First Amendment's impact on bloggers.
It included questions about citizen media
consumption, media attitudes, political attitudes and political efficacy.
But aggregators can reduce those risks in several ways, as suggested by the 2010 paper "The Rise of the News Aggregator: Legal Implications and Best Practices," by the Citizen Media
Law Project out of Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society To protect themselves, aggregators should use only the parts of the original story that are needed to identify the story or make a point, wrote Kimberley Isbell, the paper's author.
The citizen in citizen media
often refers to the person contributing the media and not the citizenship or responsibilities of that citizen.