a non-professional reporter of news, esp. on the Internet
The modern citizen journalist movement emerged after journalists themselves began to question the predictability of their coverage of such events as the 1988 U.S. presidential election.
“I think you should be a citizen journalist,” she recounted him telling her.
Her activity as a citizen journalist had fed into a larger vision of building a supportive community in Tamaulipas.
Rowaida Yousef, as she calls herself, used to be a math teacher and citizen journalist in Damascus.