Citizen Journalism

Valuable, Useless, Or Dangerous?

Author: Melissa Wall

Publisher: International Debate Education Assn

ISBN: 9781617700408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Using digital tools such as YouTube and Twitter, ordinary people are collecting and sharing news that might otherwise never get reported. What does this trend mean for professional journalism and, ultimately, for democracy? The chapters include examples of citizen journalism from Britain, Burma, Canada, Iran, Kenya, Palestine, Taiwan, and the United States.
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Participatory Politics and Citizen Journalism in a Networked Africa

A Connected Continent

Author: Bruce Mutsvairo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137554509

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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This book investigates the role of citizen journalism in railroading social and political changes in sub-Saharan Africa. Case studies are drawn from research conducted by leading scholars from the fields of media studies, journalism, anthropology and history, who uniquely probe the real impact of technologies in driving change in Africa.
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Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism

Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity

Author: Stuart Allan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351813455

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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If everyone with a smartphone can be a citizen photojournalist, who needs professional photojournalism? This rather flippant question cuts to the heart of a set of pressing issues, where an array of impassioned voices may be heard in vigorous debate. While some of these voices are confidently predicting photojournalism's impending demise as the latest casualty of internet-driven convergence, others are heralding its dramatic rebirth, pointing to the democratisation of what was once the exclusive domain of the professional. Regardless of where one is situated in relation to these stark polarities, however, it is readily apparent that photojournalism is being decisively transformed across shifting, uneven conditions for civic participation in ways that raise important questions for journalism’s forms and practices in a digital era. This book's contributors identify and critique a range of factors currently recasting photojournalism's professional ethos, devoting particular attention to the challenges posed by the rise of citizen journalism. This book was originally published as two special issues, in Digital Journalism and Journalism Practice.
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The Information Needs of Communities

The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age

Author: Steven Waldman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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In 2009, a bipartisan Knight Commission found that while the broadband age is enabling an information and communications renaissance, local communities in particular are being unevenly served with critical information about local issues. Soon after the Knight Commission delivered its findings, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initiated a working group to identify crosscurrents and trends, and make recommendations on how the information needs of communities can be met in a broadband world.Steven Waldman and the FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities produced this report, addressing the rapidly changing media landscape in a broadband age. The Information Needs of Communities looks not only at the changing face of media, but also at the relevant policy and regulatory situations, including the track record of the FCC. Finally, the report offers policy suggestions to help create the best media system ever seen.
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