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citizen journalism

noun
1.
the involvement of non-professionals in reporting news, especially in blogs and other websites
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Contemporary definitions for citizen journalism
noun

non-professional reporting of news; also called public journalism , participatory journalism

Examples

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

Word Origin

by 1995

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