Citizen Journalism: Everything & Anyone


(Original Image, Makeameme.org)

Everything and Anyone: That is the saving grace of citizen journalism, but also what is clouding its true purpose.

Everything can be news as long as someone reports it, and anyone can tell it- bias driven and without fact checking. Giving voices to the many to speak out on issues the monolingual traditional mediums can’t or won’t.
Citizen Journalism comes with a liberating truth hidden between the ‘shouting into the void’, and as Bruns suggested, resembling more of a ‘conversation’ that is ‘discursive and deliberative (Bruns 2007)

Conversely, Citizen Journalism provides a lifeline for the truth to not be silenced. There is a safety in numbers, If there are more citizen journalists, all with a piece of that ‘collective intelligence’, silencing one won’t silence the many. The more of us there are, the harder it will be to stop the discourse.

Reference: Bruns, Axel (2007) Produsage: Towards a Broader Framework for User-Led Content Creation. InProceedings Creativity & Cognition 6, Washington, DC. (http://eprints.qut.edu.au/6623/1/6623.pdf)


3 thoughts on “Citizen Journalism: Everything & Anyone

  1. I really like your Blogpost on citizen journalism and the meme you created it is funny and logical and again relates to medium is the message. The short way of understanding and getting your point across on the topic was very concise and clear. I could understand it and made me think about it more. I liked what you used from Brun article it was a good message and really did fit in really well. Good use of reference style and could of included more sources.

  2. Hello!

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