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Citizen Journalism

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  • 1. The Rise of Citizen Journalism and itsImplications
  • 2. Learning Objectives Define Citizen Journalism Understand its impact Explore the different layers of citizen journalism Identify the advantages and limitations of citizen journalism and citizen journalism partnership
  • 3. What Is Citizen Journalism? Members of public playing an active role in news and information Citizen media, not professional journalism Independent websites Personal broadcasting sites Participatory news sites
  • 4. Timeline of Citizen Journalism Popularity and Demand September 11th, 2001: Americans wanted immediate coverage rise of “do-it-yourself” journalism. February 2, 2003: Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster news and gov’t organizations asked public for eyewitness accounts December 2004: Indonesian Tsunami June 2009 Iranian Elections coverage Source: http://www.slideshare.net/mariekshan/timeline- citizen-journalism
  • 5. Blogging Most compelling information is sometimes comes from non-journalists Powerful, accessible, and inexpensive Able to cater to a wide audience Creation of online communities  people with similar interests coming together
  • 6. Open Source Reporting Including the opinions and expertise of knowledgeable sources Collaboration between writers and readers Reader panel: interviewing and gaining perspective from certain groups of people.
  • 7. Impact Some examples of major news stories revealed through online journalism: Reporter in Hawaii who delved into House Speaker Nancy Pelosis pricey holiday trip, which included more than $21,000 in security cost to Hawaiis taxpayers It was an online journalist in New Hampshire who broke the news when Newt Gingrich admitted during an interview he made an endorsement mistake in a highly contested congressional race.
  • 8. Egyptian Revolution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThvBJMzmSZIDiscussion Questions:What effect do you think citizen journalism has had on ouryouth?Are we able to impact government affairs in a way that was notpossible before?Polls:How many students have practiced citizen journalism?Do you feel that citizen journalism plays an active role in yourday-to-day life?

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