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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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Disability is potentially a very interesting instance of citizen media, with a growing number of important case studies and challenges to how the paradigm is conceptualised (Spurgeon, 2002; see also Rennie, 2002).
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?
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.
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.

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