Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives

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Stuart Allan, Einar Thorsen
Peter Lang, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 277 pages
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Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives examines the spontaneous actions of ordinary people, caught up in extraordinary events, who felt compelled to adopt the role of a news reporter. This collection of twenty-one original, thought-provoking chapters investigates citizen journalism in the West, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, as well as its development in a variety of other national contexts around the globe, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Palestine, South Korea, Vietnam, and even Antarctica. It engages with several of the most significant topics for this important area of inquiry from fresh, challenging perspectives. Its aim is to assess the contribution of citizen journalism to crisis reporting, and to encourage new forms of dialogue and debate about how it may be improved in future.

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User Review  - Ashleigh - Goodreads

Very useful, but again it's unlikely I'll revisit this book because I'm not interested in journalism. Read full review

Review: Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives

User Review  - Goodreads

Very useful, but again it's unlikely I'll revisit this book because I'm not interested in journalism. Read full review

About the author (2009)

The Editors: Stuart Allan is Professor of Journalism in the Media School, Bournemouth University, U.K. Einar Thorsen is Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Teesside, U.K.

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