Citizen journalism is currently collecting, analyzing, reporting and disseminating information and news especially.
This isn’t my definition, but of Wikipedia. Our planet is a global village, as most of us know. Therefore, we are citizen journalists or reporters using platforms to inform the world what’s happening around us.
Trained journalists rely to get advice on what is currently going on around the world. These hints then processed in view of the journalism ethics and are downloaded and then sold back to the members of the general public.But, the fact remains nowadays that copies of magazines and papers aren’t selling.
Blogs, media platforms, forums, directories and the media have taken over.
A citizen journalist can earn a living from collecting and passing on of tips, photographs, information and events for magazines, newspapers, sites, blogs and forums for publication. This might or might be free. Most of us need the right information to make decisions and informed opinion. Since journalists can’t be everywhere at the same time, the contributions of citizen reporters to educating, informing and entertaining members of the public becomes handy. For example, sharing news in facebook, sharing pins of merinowol in Pinterest, sharing celebrity hints in twitter are some examples.
However, the media isn’t regulated for now. Some information posted on the media aren’t processed. Where our world leaders should arrive in.
When they know that their contributions are helping to shape the world to be able to make it a better place aside from the benefits, citizen reporters will experience a sense of fulfillment. This goes beyond money and is immortal.