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You see it, you report it. Citizen-based journalism

You see it, you report it. Citizen-based journalism

There is no denying that the media revolution has changed irrevocably the nature of journalism. Internet has fostered new forms of interactive and immediate journalism, allowing citizens to actively participate and generate different contents, they can collaborate in covering...
Citizens take back the power

Citizens take back the power

Journalism, Once a profession filled with bureaucracy and governed by large multinational companies, is now more and more falling into the hands of the average citizens. A change that is fueled by ever growing advancements in the field of...

Citizen Journalism in the South Caucasus

The fate of professional journalism in condition of rising number of citizen journalists has become a subject of discussion among media scholars. Some suggest that citizen journalism will kill journalism as a profession. This issue is relevant in South...
War is Over?

War is Over?

As a professional journalist and newbie blogger I had never thought about a question whether online news sites and citizen journalists are undermining journalistic profession until I was assigned to write an essay on this issue as part of...
Weibo Revolution

Weibo Revolution

As China is famous for their copied and rip-off products there is no difference in the digital sphere. Services and platforms that we have learned to love, resent or can’t go without also exist within the borders of China...
Journalism 2.0 – A Field in Transition

Journalism 2.0 – A Field in Transition

Let's say it is Friday night, 7pm. All shops are closed and every normal working person went home to enjoy the weekend. Some people are heading home for dinner with their families, others are having drinks with friends. And...

Picnic 2008 report: Surprising Africa

Citizen journalism in Africa ‘Bring the world to Africa and bring Africa to the world.’ (Gisel Hiscock, talking at Surprising Africa) Hiscock, one of speakers at the Surprising Africa conference, held a lecture about Google’s interest in giving information-access...
Digital Media and Democracy. “Bush Bashing in Academia”

Digital Media and Democracy. “Bush Bashing in Academia”

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Mobile phone makes the sovereign man? Analyzing citizen journalism with Nietzsche in mind

Nietzsche’s criticism of the mass culture emerged along with the rise of popular literature, journalism, and the modern press. With the explosive rise of weblogs, mobile devices, and online video, traditional journalism has been contested and challenged by a...