New perspectives on citizen journalism

  title={New perspectives on citizen journalism},
  author={Xin-ran Zeng and Savyasaachi Jain and An Nguyen and Stuart Allan},
  journal={Global Media and China},
  pages={12 - 3}
In the aftermath of the South Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004, the term ‘citizen journalism’ swiftly gained currency with global news organisations finding themselves in the difficult position of being largely dependent on ‘amateur’ photographs, video footage and eyewitness accounts to tell the story of what was transpiring on the ground in the most severely affected areas. Despite its ambiguities, the term was widely perceived to capture the countervailing ethos of the ordinary person’s… 

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