What Is Citizen Journalism?
Put very simply, citizen journalism is when private individuals do essentially what professional reporters do – report information. That information can take many forms, from a podcast editorial to a report about a council meeting on a blog to a book or film review. It can include text, pictures, audio and video. But it’s basically all about communicating information of some kind.
The other main feature of citizen journalism is that it’s usually found online. In fact, the emergence of the Internet – with blogs, podcasts, streaming video and other Web-related innovations – is what has made citizen journalism possible.