Is Citizen Journalism, Journalism?

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This presentation form part of my tasks while studying Online Journalism at Wits School of Journalism 2013.

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Is Citizen Journalism, Journalism?

  1. 1. 7/25/2013 ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda Is Citizen Journalism, Journalism? Presented by Nomusa Keninda 10 July 2013 Wits Online Journalism
  2. 2. 7/25/2013 ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda “… we as a citizen journalism body became the source of news for mainstream media” Khan
  3. 3. CITIZEN JOURNALISM • Reporting of news by private individuals who are not professional journalist • Access/ grassroots news • Witnesses • Personal, raw, revealing, compelling • Immediacy • Free of anyone agenda 7/25/2013 ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda
  4. 4. BIGGEST EXPOSURE • Natural disasters • Human disasters • Politics • Violation of human rights( xenophobia) 7/25/2013 ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda
  5. 5. 7/25/2013 ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda
  6. 6. 7/25/2013 ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda
  7. 7. ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda
  8. 8. Why? Citizen journalism 7/25/2013 ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda
  9. 9. • Organizational structure • External constraints • Individual is still important • Moved into citizen journalist space ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda • Individual based • No organizational constraints • No legal/ ethical restraints • Do not answer to authority • They answer to their consciences/publics • Self regulated • No fear Journalism: credibility and trustworthiness
  10. 10. THE ONLY SNACK ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda • CONFIRM VALIDITY • FACT CHECKING • ACCESS TO INTERNET • PROBLEMATIC • SUBJECTIVE
  11. 11. Citizen journalist will ONLY join the ranks of journalism not as professional equals thank you ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda
  12. 12. References ONLINE JOURNALISM Nomusa Keninda 1. http://southsudaninfo.net/wp- content/uploads/reference_library/citizen_journalism_democracy_africa.pdf 2. http://citizenjournalism.missouri.edu/presentations/nie_seminar.ppt.htm 3. http://www.slideshare.net/jessieyqm/presentation-citizen-journalism 4. http://baghdadbythebaysf.com/wpcontent/uploads/2011/12/karachitsunmai- 300x225.jpg 5. http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/article_slideshow_s lide/public/2011/03/11/73011-japans-8-8-richterscale-earthquake.jpg 6. http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/wordpress/wp- content/uploads/2013/07/london-bombings2.jpg 7. http://wemeantwell.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/9-11-i.jpg

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