Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives

Just heard about a new book called Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives. Impressive list of contributors, including Stephen Reese, Cynthia Carter, Annabelle Sreberny, and Mark Deuze.

Blurb from Web site:

Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives examines the spontaneous actions of ordinary people, caught up in extraordinary events, who felt compelled to adopt the role of a news reporter. This collection draws together 21 original, thought-provoking chapters. It investigates citizen journalism in the West, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, as well as its development in a variety of other national contexts around the globe, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Palestine, South Korea, Vietnam, and even Antarctica. It engages with several of the most significant topics for this important area of inquiry from fresh, challenging perspectives. Its aim is to assess the contribution of citizen journalism to crisis reporting, and to encourage new forms of dialogue and debate about how it may be improved in future. See http://citizenjournalism.me/.

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