Pros and Cons of Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism is a topic that has come up a few times since I started University last year and the first time it was ever spoken about I thought the concept of studying it sounded ridiculous. What do I care about random people being journalists either as a one off since they were there or starting their own “news service”? In case you haven’t worked out where this is going yet, my opinion drastically changed (well before this time around). I think anything that is relevant to us in our everyday lives should be considered important and almost any relatively informed person with access to the Internet has read and engaged with some form of citizen journalism. Although it is such a great source, like anything on the internet, there are both positives and negatives that need to be identified and understood to get the most out of it, so with that in mind enjoy this audio recording of my lovely voice as I list some of the pros, and cons, of citizen journalism.



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