Citizen Journalism

The notion of citizen journalism encompasses a wide range of practices and experiments running from opening traditional media to citizen participation in the news process, to locally based reporting for local or global networks, to citizen expression in the blogosphere (and more recently in the vlogosphere, or video blogosphere) that can be characterized as a networked structure of storytelling.

With roots in the civic journalism movement of the 1990s as well as earlier Deweyan inspired forms of community journalism, citizen journalism gained momentum from the explosion of Web-enabled forms of citizen expression. Partly a reaction to critiques of news coverage by traditional media, partly a process of individual expressive motivation, and partly exploration of new business models for news, different forms of citizen journalism are emerging ...

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