Citizen journalism

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This entry provides an overview of citizen journalism and the various activities that may fall under this label, and how and where social media and citizen journalism overlap and may be separated. Citizen journalism generally means the participation of citizens in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information of public interest.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy
EditorsRenee Hobbs, Paul Mihailidis, Wiley Blackwell
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781118978238
ISBN (Print)9781118978245
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2019


  • Citizen journalism
  • Civic journalism
  • Participatory media
  • Public journalism
  • Social media


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