citizen journalism

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citizen journalism
 
n
the involvement of non-professionals in reporting news, especially in blogs and other websites

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Main Entry:  citizen journalism
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  non-professional reporting of news; also called public journalism, participatory journalism
Example:  The idea behind citizen journalism is that people without professional journalism training can use the tools of modern technology and the global distribution of the Internet to create, augment or fact-check media on their own
Etymology:  by 1995
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