Will you be my audience?

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Through technological convergence the role media audiences have within media itself has drastically changed. Where we were once only considered consumers, audiences have transformed, with many now being classified as producers. Convergence has altered the role the audience plays, allowing them to now be a dominant part of the digital world, creating the rise in citizen journalism.

“Put very simply, citizen journalism is when private individuals do essentially what professional reporters do – report information.”

Citizen journalism has both positive and negative attributes. In times of crisis, such as earthquakes or mass shootings, citizen journalism in the form of twitter has provided a constant flow of current information. This positive is just as much a negative though, as we do not know how accurate this information is.

Whether we like it or not, the age of citizen journalism is now.

You know what they say; If you can’t beat them, join them.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Will you be my audience?

  1. Hey Eden, really good post. Both of your images made me laugh. Couldn’t agree more with you though, the role media audiences has with media now has changed dramatically. With citizen journalism becoming more common, you’re right there are both positive and negative aspects to it, maybe sometimes more negative then positive when the audience is aggravated about a certain topic – something like Kony 2012? Still a really good blog post, helped me understand the topic 🙂 x

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  2. Hi Eden!
    I really enjoyed reading your blog post as l find citizen journalism a very interesting and controversial topic. Your Meme was really funny and captures the whole idea of what citizen journalism entails. I found a really interesting article that may be of some interest to you, its called ‘Let’s All Commit Acts of Citizen Journalism’ -http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-nigro/post_11089_b_9319686.html. For improvement you could maybe provide relevant sources such as news articles, that address the positive and negative aspects of citizen journalism, so that readers can extend their knowledge on this issue. Overall l thought this was a great post. Can’t wait to read more from you!!

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