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What is citizen journalism?

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Asked by anupama kumar, 31 Oct '07 05:39 pm
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Citizen Journalism is related to news and commentary from the public at large. Anyone can contribute information about a current event using some sites and blogs.

Its 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 it is being reported from only one source.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 31 Oct '07 05:50 pm

 
  
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Citizen journalism, also known as public or participatory journalism, is the act of citizens "playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information," according to the seminal report We Media: How Audiences are Shaping the Future of News and Information, by Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis. They say, "The intent of this participation is to provide independent, reliable, accurate, wide-ranging and relevant information that a democracy requires." Citizen journalism should not be confused with civic journalism, which is practiced by professional journalists. Citizen journalism is a specific form of citizen media as well as user generated content.

In a 2003 Online Journalism Review article, J. D. Lasica classifies media for citizen journalism into the following types: 1) Audience participation (such as user comments attached to news stories, personal blogs, photos or video footage captured from personal mobile cameras, or local ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 31 Oct '07 05:40 pm

 
  
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Citizen journalism, also known as public or participatory journalism, is the act of citizens "playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information,"

There is no easy answer to this question and depending on whom you ask you are likely to get very different answers. Some have called it networked journalism, open source journalism, and citizen media. Communication has changed greatly with the advent of the Internet. The Internet has enabled citizens to contribute to journalism, without professional training. Mark Glasser, a longtime freelance journalist who frequently writes on new media issues, gets to the heart of it:
Answered by good boy, 31 Oct '07 05:40 pm

 
  
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we r sending info to news agencies,
This is widely used in cnn- ibn .
I sent twice.
Answered by xavier, 31 Oct '07 05:40 pm

 
  
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Citizen journalism is a concept that advances the idea that consumers or everyday citizens take a more active role in the news. It is often referred to as the new media and includes everything from passionate letters to the editor and comments on blogs and news sites, to bloggers scooping stories or exposing doctored or omitted facts from mainstream media reports. Citizen journalism also points out bias by particular reporters or news outlets and attempts to give voice to the both sides on hot button issues.

Answered by Raghav Handa, 08 Apr '08 08:36 pm

 
  
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