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 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.
Citizen journalism 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 issue.
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.

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