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New perspectives on citizen journalism.

Zeng, X., Jain, S., Nguyen, A. and Allan, S., 2019. New perspectives on citizen journalism. Global Media and China, 4 (1), 3-12.

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In the aftermath of the South Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004, the term ‘citizen journalism’ swiftly gained currency with global news organisations finding themselves in the difficult position of being largely dependent on ‘amateur’ photographs, video footage and eyewitness accounts to tell the story of what was transpiring on the ground in the most severely affected areas. Despite its ambiguities, the term was widely perceived to capture the countervailing ethos of the ordinary person’s capacity to contribute to professional news coverage, thereby providing commentators with a useful label to characterise an ostensibly new genre of user-generated content.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Asia, citizen journalism, new perspective, special issue, user-generated
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:32350
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:04 Jun 2019 08:08
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:16


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