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Histories of Citizen Journalism<br />“A new news medium”<br />----Jon Katz (1994)<br />Zhimin Zhou (Jamie)<br />Z3352365<b...
Reasons for the rise of citizen journalism:<br />The advantages of citizen journalism in crisis reporting<br />The advanta...
Citizen journalism in crisis reporting: London Riots<br />
Citizen Journalism: The  Guardian crowdsourcing experiment on coverage of London riots<br />The Guardian uses a blog  to d...
Citizen Journalism: The  Guardian crowdsourcing experiment on coverage of London riots<br />Josh Halliday, journalist of  ...
James Ball: a data journalist of The Guardian<br />“thanks to live reporting and tweeting from reporters and eyewitnesses,...
Citizen journalism in war reporting:<br />Pictures from:<br />http://article.wn.com/view/2011/08/21/Gaddafi_claims_attack_...
Citizen journalism in war reporting:<br />To Stuart Allan (2009)<br />Warblogs provide “viewpoints about what life is like...
Citizen journalism in war reporting:<br />Growth of warblogging: Milblogging is a portal that indexes military blogs world...
The arrive of digital technologies:<br /><ul><li>The credibility of internet: untrustworthy, lacking in the objectivity, p...
Potential for providing “hot” or “breaking” news</li></li></ul><li>The relation between citizen journalism and professiona...
Questions:<br />What’s the biggest challenge for citizen journalism?<br />How is user-generated content usually gathered a...
Bibliography<br />Allan, S 2006, Online news: journalism and the internet, Maidenhead and New York: Open University Press<...
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1. advantages of citizen journalism in crisis reporting;
2. advantages of citizen journalism in war reporting;
3.digital technologies;
4.the cooperation between professional journalism and citizen journalism.

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  1. 1. Histories of Citizen Journalism<br />“A new news medium”<br />----Jon Katz (1994)<br />Zhimin Zhou (Jamie)<br />Z3352365<br />
  2. 2. Reasons for the rise of citizen journalism:<br />The advantages of citizen journalism in crisis reporting<br />The advantages of citizen journalism in war reporting<br />The arrive of digital technologies<br />
  3. 3. Citizen journalism in crisis reporting: London Riots<br />
  4. 4. Citizen Journalism: The Guardian crowdsourcing experiment on coverage of London riots<br />The Guardian uses a blog to do the coverage of London Riots—mixing official information with twitters, bloggers, videos and records sent by the crowed<br />http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/08/london-riots-third-night-live (The third night: live blog)<br />
  5. 5. Citizen Journalism: The Guardian crowdsourcing experiment on coverage of London riots<br />Josh Halliday, journalist of The Guardian, had started to source Blackberry Messenger broadcasts—to provide real-time updates and predictions about future incidents<br />http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/aug/08/london-riots-facebook-twitter-blackberry (London riots: how BlackBerry Messenger played a key role)<br />
  6. 6. James Ball: a data journalist of The Guardian<br />“thanks to live reporting and tweeting from reporters and eyewitnesses, a clear picture of what happned, and its aftermath, is rapidly emerging”<br />“the only people who can really shed light on why the riots took place are those who rioted, their friends, families and neighbors”<br />
  7. 7. Citizen journalism in war reporting:<br />Pictures from:<br />http://article.wn.com/view/2011/08/21/Gaddafi_claims_attack_in_Tripoli_crushed/<br />
  8. 8. Citizen journalism in war reporting:<br />To Stuart Allan (2009)<br />Warblogs provide “viewpoints about what life is like for ordinary Iraqis”, which “likely to be routinely ignored or trivialized in their country’s mainstream news media.<br />Warblogs offer readers “a stronger sense of immediacy, an emotional feel for life on the ground”<br />
  9. 9. Citizen journalism in war reporting:<br />Growth of warblogging: Milblogging is a portal that indexes military blogs worldwide. Now Milblogging indexes over 1,800 military blogs in over 30 countries, including these written by troops deployed to the frontline of Iraq and Afghanistan<br />http://milblogging.com/ (Milblogging)<br />
  10. 10. The arrive of digital technologies:<br /><ul><li>The credibility of internet: untrustworthy, lacking in the objectivity, professionalism
  11. 11. Potential for providing “hot” or “breaking” news</li></li></ul><li>The relation between citizen journalism and professional journalism<br />Consolidation of convention<br />A complement of traditional journalism<br />A rival for advertisement<br />
  12. 12. Questions:<br />What’s the biggest challenge for citizen journalism?<br />How is user-generated content usually gathered and used? Does this follow ethical practice of professional journalism?<br />Do you think citizen journalism benefits the public and traditional media industry?<br />
  13. 13. Bibliography<br />Allan, S 2006, Online news: journalism and the internet, Maidenhead and New York: Open University Press<br />Halliday, J 2011, ‘London riots: how BlackBerry Messenger played a key role’, The Guardian, accessed 24th August 2011, http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/aug/08/london-riots-facebook-twitter-blackberry<br />Citizen Journalism: The Guardian crowdsourcing experiment on coverage of London riots, accessed 24th August 2011, <http://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/citizen-journalism-the-guardian-crowdsourcing-experiment-on-coverage-of-london-riots/5904> <br />The Guardian 2011, London riots: the third night – Monday 8 August 2011, weblog, accessed 24th August 2011, <http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/08/london-riots-third-night-live> <br />Milblogging 2011, the story of Milblogging.com, accessed 24th August 2011, <http://milblogging.com/about.php> <br />
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