Monday, July 31, 2006

citizen journalism

the handbook of free communication
In this era, it seems "traditional" (whether it's media, thinking or w-h-a-t-e-v-e-r) is a term no longer loved or cared for, as "new" and "innovative" are taking over fast. This is the case of journalism, too. Learning it in school and getting degrees for is a bit "out of fashion", for anyone that has something to say can do it. The concept of "citizen journalism" is almost self-explanatory. It means people from different corners of the world, with different backgrounds or interests can post information about the "hot" subjects they find themselves taking part in.
Blogs, postcasts and the like have created - or probably just developed - this concept, taking it further and further each day. That might be a reason why citizen journalism is solidly linked to "netizens" - citizens of the Internet - people that surf the World Wide Web and actively use it by getting involved in online discussions and activities.
Get more info on, and And if you're interested in the book above, you can download it for free from the Reporters Without Borders website.


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