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Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism

Author: Alan Brown

To provide background on the topic of citizen journalism, and its potential pros and cons.

Two short video clips providing separate perspectives on citizen journalism, with questions to follow.

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Below find two short video clips offering separate perspectives on the growing trend of citizen journalism and its impact on media.  Watch the clips and then answer the questions that follow.

Citizen Journalism on the Rise

Journalist and New Media Producer Ahmed Shihab-Eldin shares his philosophies on the future of journalism.

Beware the "trusted" source

Media Watch reports on a hazard of utilizing the work of citizen journalists, and how it affected two major news organizations: Reuters and ABC.

Citizen Journalism Questions

Complete after watching both videos.

Source: Alan Brown