Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives

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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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Contents

Histories of Citizen Journalism
17
Citizen Journalism
33
Citizen Photojournalism during Crisis Events
43
Wikinews Reporting of Hurricane Katrina
65
The Politics of Recognition
75
Blogging the Climate Change Crisis from Antarctica
107
What Citizens? What Journalism?
121
Citizen Journalism and Child Rights in Brazil
133
Citizen Journalism and the North Belgian Peace March
163
Issues for Citizen Journalism
175
Citizen Media and the Kenyan Electoral Crisis
187
Barack Obama Meets a Citizen Journalist
209
UserGenerated Content and Journalistic Values
233
The Future of Citizen Journalism
255
Index
271
Copyright

Citizen Journalism in South Korea
143

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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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