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New perspectives on citizen journalism: Introduction to special issue

Zeng, Xin, Jain, Savyasaachi ORCID:, Nguyen, An and Allan, Stuart ORCID: 2019. New perspectives on citizen journalism: Introduction to special issue. Global Media and China 4 (1) , pp. 3-12. 10.1177/2059436419836459

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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
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ISSN: 2059-4364
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 April 2019
Date of Acceptance: 4 February 2019
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 12:51

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