Definition of citizen journalism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


citizen journalism

BrE BrE//ˌsɪtɪzn ˈdʒɜːnəlɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪtɪzn ˈdʒɜːrnəlɪzəm//
[uncountable] Social networking
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reports and pictures of events recorded by ordinary people and shown on the Internet citizen journalism websites Distrust of the news media led to the rise of citizen journalism. The media used citizen journalism including camera phone photos and eyewitness accounts in covering the tsunami. See related entries: Social networking
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