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    • How to be a Citizen Journalist
      Adapted from the course reading “Histories of Citizen Journalism”
      By Carolyn Lim
    • Simple 3 Steps
      2. How to take the photos
      How to write
      3. How to get news
    • Website: http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/
    • How to write
      always write from inside-out
      be emotional
      Sign up with Blogger.com
    • How to take photo
      Always capture the anxiety, the anguish, the agony of the protagonist.
      Get yourself an iPhone or simply any phone with a camera.
      Submit your photo online to sites like moblog.com
    • Source: http://www.drudgereport.com/
    • How to get news
      Work at or near traditional news outlet
      Keep a lookout on Twitter
      Be at the scene of the disaster
    • A word of caution
      Be aware of any type of image/ content that have been banned by your government
    • Thank you
    • Online Resources
      South Korea-based online newspaper website whose articles are contributed by freelance and ordinary citizens.
      http://www.ohmynews.com
       
      DahrJamail, a journalist blogger has been the first to announce to the world the coalition forces’ usage of depleted uranium which is prohibited by international treaties (Kurkcu, 2006, p.86).
       
      http://dahrjamailiraq.com/
       
      Matt Drudge’s website. A self-proclaimed renegade cyber-journalist, Matt is most famous for being the first to break the news of ex-US President Clinton’s infamous relationship with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.
      http://www.drudgereport.com/
      Salam Pax is a pseudonymous blogger from Iraq whose site "Where is Raed?" received notable media attention.
      http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/
      A website for publishing your blogs directly from your phone or other handheld device. Many of the photos taken during the London Underground bombing in 2005 was uploaded on this website.
      http://www.moblog.net/home/
    • Bibliography
      Allan, S. (2002). “Reweaving the Internet, Online news of September 11” (eds) Zellizer, B and Allan, S. in Journalism After September 11. London: Routledge.
      Andrews, P. (2003). Is Blogging Journalism? Nieman Reports. 57 (3), pp.63-65.
      Andrews, R. (2006). “9/11: Birth of the Blog”
      http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2006/09/71753
      Blood, Rebecca (2003). Weblogs and Journalism: Do They Connect Nieman Reports. 57(3): 61-63
      Gitlin, T. (2009). “Journalism’s many Crises”. Open Democracy Website
      http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/a-surfeit-of-crises-circulation-revenue-attention-authorityand-deference
       
      Lasica, J. D. (2002). “Weblogs: A New Source of News”, Online Journalism Review,
      http://www.ojr.org/ojr/workplace/1017958782.php
      McChesney, R. (2007). Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media. New York and London: The New Press.
       
      Reynolds, G (2007). An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.