It’s not citizen journalism it’s…

A nice explanation to an alternative for citizen media from Suw Charman at Corante…

I prefer to use the phrase ‘participatory media’, because firstly it removes the implication that citizens and journalists are two different things, and secondly because it removes the erroneous concept that people engaging in these sorts of behaviours are trying to, or even want to be, journalists. It is also a more technologically agnostic phrase, not implying the written word as ‘journalism’ so often does. After all, much participatory media is photos, video or audio, so to think that it’s just blogging is seeing but a fraction of the story.

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