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Citizen Journalists, A Definition

What does it really mean to be a citizen journalist and What is citizen journalism?

Citizen Journalism is the idea that all citizens can and should take an active role in the news. By using tools of modern technology ANYONE can become a citizen journalists and create important stories for the world to access via the Internet!

Here are a few things to remember about citizen journalists:

Citizen journalists do not have to work for a big media organization or work full time
Citizen journalists do not have to create traditional news stories, they can tell personal and unique stories to the world
Citizen journalists do have to dedicate themselves to gathering accurate information and unique stories
Citizen journalists do have to strive to increase access to information about people and stories that do not receive attention from traditional media
Citizen journalists do use the Internet and social media tools to let the world know about their work
Citizen journalists tell stories using their own words and ideas

Welcome to the world of citizen journalism!
Raise your voice...the world is listening!

Cristi

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vivian's picture

Hello Cristin, I can't wait

Hello Cristin,

I can't wait to be a citizen journalist. I want my voice to be heard for the sake of women and girls within my community, my country and the world at large.

Thank you for this lesson

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

nilima's picture

THANK U CRISTI FOR FURTHER

THANK U CRISTI FOR FURTHER DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION:)

Emie Zozobrado's picture

Thanks a lot, Cristi!

Sister, nice of you to post this very important guide for us ... trying hard aspiring citizen journalists! This reference is really a big help for us in our journey, as we raise our voices as one.

By the way, I was so thrilled to hear your voice last night during the Q&A Call. All your voices came very clear to me but it seemed no one heard me! I was listening all the while until you signed out. I didn't miss the discussion, and didn't have any question at that moment, but, my nose, you missed my voice, I was not able to participate! It was okey when Rachael first called me, but during the group call it freaked out on me... I hope it works well next time. During the first conference call last week it worked very well at my end. I couldn't really figure out what went wrong last night because I was using the same computer, the same gadgets in the same cybernet cafe! In fact, right after the call, I called Warona and we had a wonderful talk! She was even able to view me on the webcam ... but I couldn't view her! Well, better luck for me next time! All the best for all of us ...

Always,
Emie Zozobrado

Ruun Abdi's picture

Dear Emie

Dear Emie,

have you checked your michrophone, did u unmute it when you wanted to talk? because when cristi was talking we muted all our microphones so that we hear her clearly, but then i just unmuted it to talk.

After the call i tried reaching you, i called but you were not picking i thought u might be away from the comp. anyway it was great joining you all as i missed the other day cuz of the crediet it asked me when i tried dailing that number.

Any updates so far from Sarvina?

Regards,
Maryan

Emie Zozobrado's picture

Hi Maryan!

Sister, no update from Sarvina yet. And there's Janice, too! Although Rachael said she has their contact numbers and is trying to call but her calls do not get through. Of course, at this point all lines in Cambodia are overwhelmed with so many calls from all over the world it would really be difficult to get through!

And yes, Maryan, I muted my phone and I was hearing all of you very clearly! I picked up your call and I heard you talking ... but there's something that says "if you pick up the call it will be put on hold." After the group call I called Warona and it worked pretty well! In fact, we had a wonderful talk and she could even view me from the webcam! I heard everything during the call so I didn't miss much because I had no questions for the moment ... but you missed my voice because you can't hear me!!! Well... better luck for me next time ...

Always,
Emie Zozobrado

Ruun Abdi's picture

Thank you so much Cristi this

Thank you so much Cristi this is more than helpful in understanding Citizen journalism better.

Regards

NI NI AYE's picture

They match my expectation!

Hi Cristi

Thanks a lot for the definition and these principles match my expectation. I am very interested in unique stories to hear and to write. To be honest I am not good at writing imaginative stories like novels or other kinds . I prefer writing what I see something interesting and want to share it with others. I agree with you internet is a great tool for us to spread the news widely and instant . Further thanks for welcoming to the world of citizen journalism!

Warm Hug

NI NI AYE

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

NI NI AYE's picture

They match my expectation!

Hi Cristi

Thanks a lot for the definition and these principles match my expectation. I am very interested in unique stories to hear and to write. To be honest I am not good at writing imaginative stories like novels or other kinds . I prefer writing what I see something interesting and want to share it with others. I agree with you internet is a great tool for us to spread the news widely and instant . Further thanks for welcoming to the world of citizen journalism!

Warm Hug

NI NI AYE

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

NI NI AYE's picture

Social media tools

Hi again Cristi
I forgot to ask the examples of social media tools. Thanks !

Loves

NI NI AYE

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

NI NI AYE's picture

Social media tools

Hi again Cristi
I forgot to ask the examples of social media tools. Thanks !

Loves

NI NI AYE

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

NI NI AYE's picture

Uh! I have found it

Hi Cristi

I forgot about social media learning material. Now I have there and found what social media are. Am I right?

Warm Regards

NI NI

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

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