Citizen Journalist defined

Xiao Qiang points to E-Media Tidbits‘ definitions of citizen journalism:

  1. “The citizen journalist who owns a digital camera or a camera phone and sends shootings to a news organization during a major event (tsunami, London bombing …) or a local car accident.”
  2. “The citizen journalist who wants to cover its local or virtual community and produce targeted content.
  3. “The citizen journalist who is a militant and campaigns for political reasons. How Eason Jordan was fired from CNN by infuriated bloggers in January 2005, was a good example of biased citizen journalism.
  4. “The citizen journalist who is eager to participate to a conversation with professional journalists and bloggers. News is just the beginning, says Jeff Jarvis and, in some cases, it is true.”

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