Internet and Citizen Journalism:Perspectives and Issues in the Global Broadcast Landscape
|Author(s)||by Nelson Okorie, Tunji Oyedepo, Suleimanu Usaini|
|Keywords||Internet, Citizen, Broadcast, Global and Journalism|
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The use of participatory journalism to re-invent broadcasting outlets is common trend among media professionals and experts. This paper examines the use of citizen journalism in the production of news contents for broadcast media outlets. Based on principles from Democratic Participant Media theory, the paper argues that participatory journalism can serve as a watchdog to the development process of a nation. Also, this paper examined issues that affect global media outlets that make use of citizen journalism to produce news contents. The authors suggest that citizen journalism should be seen as a tool to re-invent professional media practice. It is an inevitable practice evident on the internet that can be used to promote national development.
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