Citizen Journalism in the New Media Era (Final)

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Citizen Journalism in the New Media Era (Final)

  1. 1. Caitlin MacBride
  2. 2. <ul><li>How Many of You Have a Twitter?? </li></ul><ul><li>How Many Tweet on a regular basis? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TwitPic? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How Many found out about Osama’s Death via Twitter or Facebook? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Keith Urban (chief of staff for former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld) tweeted about Osama Bin Laden’s death more than an hour before it was announced by President Obama </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Citizen Journalism is “the involvement of non-professionals in reporting news, especially in blogs and other websites” (dictionary.com). </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Stories open to comments </li></ul><ul><li>Own experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Add facts on posted reports </li></ul><ul><li>More or less run by professionals </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Professionals become aware </li></ul><ul><li>News travels faster </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and videos </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>No hidden facts </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Reliable? </li></ul><ul><li>Audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Not professional </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>http://www.poynter.org/uncategorized/69328/the-11-layers-of-citizen-journalism/ </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-death-tweets_n_856119.html#s272181&title=Keith_Urbahn_Rumsfeld </li></ul>

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