First question what is “citizen journalism”? I have looked it up on Google and its turn out that citizen journalism is known as “Public, or street journalism” (Wikipedia, 2013). Technology makes it easier for everyone to become journalism. Every minute, every second there are new post across the media such as: Facebook, WordPress, YouTube, Twitter and other platform that we use. We can easily get news from these media.
Now a day everyone can get to the Internet and post the article, news, or what ever they want to but the question is citizen journalism good or bad? I think it is little bit of both.
Good thing about street journalism:
- It is fast to get the news from street journalism as they can be anyone at the moment of happening
- The audience will get different point of view unlikely the view from news company
- There is no content filter
Bad thing about street Journalism
- The contents that haven’t been editing maybe not match with the audience
- The people who want to become popular in the media can just make up the story
- The language that they are use may be have the effect to the audience perspective
I am thinking that some citizen journalisms are a lot better than actual journalism. Just look at the news I have screenshot:
$1.49 per day or $42 per week. Seems like some funny math going on here.
1.2 what? Million? I don’t only read finance
Maybe the technology has done something to us? What do you think about “Citizen Journalism”?