Citizen Journalism Grows to Witness Journalism

Citizen Journalism Grows to Witness Journalism
technology
Nicko Margolies
  • 8 december 2008

Following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last month, there has been an ongoing discussion about the role citizens play in relating current events.  The four day standoff lead to an eruption of news coverage, many of it driven by bloggers, tweeters and related amateur news coverage.  CNN, BBC and the New York Times all set up live coverage of the events and the government even asked live reporters to stop relaying police activities online.  This internet driven information frenzy highlights the power of not just citizen journalism, but live witness journalism.  Jeff Jarvis of the Guardian reports that,

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