Leap frog over the middle man with Citizen Journalism

You might be a Citizen Journalist and you didn’t even know it!

Citizen Journalism is only made possible with audience participation within the world around them. The simple concept of the producer has evolved into produsage only made possible by the limitless access and connectibility made possible by the Web 2.0. This interaction and the use of technology allows anyone to produce content–sometimes the only content that is produced at any given time such as the videos in real time of the earthquake in Nepal.

Without such videos, there would be next to no real time footage of the Earthquake as there were no reporters on site ready to record the disaster take place– lets face it, we all can’t be psychic!

Second link to my soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/monique-lombardo-1/citizen-journalism-shaping-the

Levy, M 2015, ‘Nepal earthquake: Video emerges of moment avalanche hit Everest base camp’, Sydney Morning Herald, online video, 27 April, last viewed 5 May 2015 <http://www.smh.com.au/world/nepal-earthquake-video-emerges-of-moment-avalanche-hit-everest-base-camp-20150427-1mtx9j.html&gt;

nzuploader03 2015, ‘Nepal Earthquake Avalanche! Raw Footage’ online video, 26 April, last viewed 5 May 2015 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws4l0pcFSrA&gt;

Rhodes, P 2015 ‘Shocking Nepal Earthquake Drone Footage’ What’s Trending, online video, 28 April, last viewed 5 May 2015, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sQdisi4-3U&gt;

Bruns, A (2007) ‘Produsage: Towards a Broader Framework for User-Led Content Creation’, Proceedings Creativity & Cognition 6, Washington, DC, last viewed 4 May 2015.<http://eprints.qut.edu.au/6623/1/6623.pdf&gt;

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