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Histories of citizen journalism

  1. 1. How to be a Citizen Journalist<br />Adapted from the course reading “Histories of Citizen Journalism”<br />By Carolyn Lim<br />
  2. 2. Simple 3 Steps<br />2. How to take the photos<br />How to write<br />3. How to get news<br />
  3. 3. Website: http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/<br />
  4. 4. How to write<br />always write from inside-out<br />be emotional<br />Sign up with Blogger.com<br />
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  7. 7. How to take photo<br />Always capture the anxiety, the anguish, the agony of the protagonist. <br />Get yourself an iPhone or simply any phone with a camera. <br />Submit your photo online to sites like moblog.com<br />
  8. 8. Source: http://www.drudgereport.com/<br />
  9. 9. How to get news<br />Work at or near traditional news outlet <br />Keep a lookout on Twitter<br />Be at the scene of the disaster<br />
  10. 10. A word of caution<br /> Be aware of any type of image/ content that have been banned by your government<br />
  11. 11. Thank you<br />
  12. 12. Online Resources<br /> South Korea-based online newspaper website whose articles are contributed by freelance and ordinary citizens. <br />http://www.ohmynews.com<br /> <br />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).<br /> <br /> http://dahrjamailiraq.com/<br /> <br /> 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. <br />http://www.drudgereport.com/<br /> Salam Pax is a pseudonymous blogger from Iraq whose site "Where is Raed?" received notable media attention.<br />http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/<br /> 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. <br />http://www.moblog.net/home/<br />
  13. 13. Bibliography<br /> Allan, S. (2002). “Reweaving the Internet, Online news of September 11” (eds) Zellizer, B and Allan, S. in Journalism After September 11. London: Routledge.<br /> Andrews, P. (2003). Is Blogging Journalism? Nieman Reports. 57 (3), pp.63-65.<br /> Andrews, R. (2006). “9/11: Birth of the Blog”<br />http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2006/09/71753<br /> Blood, Rebecca (2003). Weblogs and Journalism: Do They Connect Nieman Reports. 57(3): 61-63<br />Gitlin, T. (2009). “Journalism’s many Crises”. Open Democracy Website<br />http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/a-surfeit-of-crises-circulation-revenue-attention-authorityand-deference<br /> <br />Lasica, J. D. (2002). “Weblogs: A New Source of News”, Online Journalism Review,<br />http://www.ojr.org/ojr/workplace/1017958782.php<br />McChesney, R. (2007). Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media. New York and London: The New Press.<br /> <br /> 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. <br />

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