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us: Citizen journalism



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    • us: Participatory journalism
    • us: Public journalism
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    • found: Work cat.: 2009012804: Allan, S. Citizen journalism, 2009: CIP galley (citizen journalism: can be defined as a way to generate news using the free labor of citizen-volunteers; in Jay Rosen's (2008) words, "when the people formerly known as the audience employ the press tools they have in their possession to inform one another, that's citizen journalism")
    • found: Wikipedia, April 6, 2009 (Citizen journalism (also known as: public or participatory): the concept of members of the public playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information, per the 2003 report, "We media: how audiences are shaping the future of news and informations"; it is unlike community or civic journalism, which is practised by professional journalists; six types have been identified by J.D. Lasica: 1) Audience participation (e.g., personal blogs, photos or video footage captured from personal mobile cameras); 2) Independent news and infomation websites (e.g., Drudge report); 3) Full-fledged participatory news site (e.g., NowPublic, OhmyNews); 4) Collaborative and contributory media sites (e.g., Slashdot, Newsvine); 5) Thin media (e.g., mailings lists, email newsletters); and, 6) Personal broadcasting sites (e.g., video broadcast sites, such as KenRadio)
    • found: Citizen journalism@The Missouri School of Journalism website, April 6, 2009 ("Citizen journalism: back to the future" by Clyde H. Bentley: the key difference between traditional journalism and citizen journalism in its various guises is the difference between “covering” and “sharing.” A professional journalist assigned to a story will research the issues, talk to the people involved, check the facts and craft the results into a story; a citizen journalist or blogger, however, lives the story. It is neither a passing interest nor something he or she was assigned to investigate. Rather than taking that quick bite of the world, citizen journalists share a bit of their own lives)
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