citizen journalism

The reading of choice this week is by Kperogi

Quotes from the Kperogi article

“CNN is merely deploying a more sophisticated hegemonic narrative of journalistic authority to simultaneously confer legitimacy on its notion of what constitutes news and to tap into the vast-and free- resources that abound in the citizen media (Kperogi).”

“I argue that the trend toward corporate-sponsored media may, in the final analysis, blur the distinction between citizen and mainstream journalism (Kperogi).”

Quotes From CNN

“Together, CNN and iReport can paint a more complete picture of the news.”

“Everything you see on iReport starts with someone in the CNN audience. The stories here are not edited fact-checked or screened before they post. CNN’s producers will check out some of the most compelling, important and urgent iReports and, once they’re cleared for CNN, make them a part of CNN’s news coverage.”

Life examples

After reading the article by Kperogi I was inspired to do a little research of my own about ireport.com. I found out some interesting things. For instance, there were problems that arose from the creation of ireport.com.

Like this incident for instance: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=AAPL:US&sid=addZXQqphaNw . I feel this article is a perfect example of what Kperogi was talking about when he mentioned there being a blur in the distinction between citizen and mainstream journalism.

Other interesting things to look at

CNN’s ireport has its own twitter page encouraging individuals to read stories from ireporters .http://twitter.com/#!/cnnireport . They also have dedicated a facebook page to ireporting. On it they give a brief overview of what ireport.com is and what the company believes and stands for. http://www.facebook.com/ireport?sk=info

 

 

 

 

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About vhowell

I am graduate student at Florida Institute of Technology. writing is a huge fascination of mine...I guess we will see where it takes me
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One Response to citizen journalism

  1. stacyc53 says:

    That news story is a great example of what can go wrong when anybody can publish anything online and have it regarded as news. We would hope that most people would check other sources to try to confirm what they’ve read before acting on the information, but unfortunately, many people will still believe anything they read. If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right? Here’s another example of what can happen when regular people have the ability to publish whatever they want. Sometimes even professionals can be gullible and, in the rush to get the news out, can neglect to check the facts. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30699302/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/t/student-hoaxes-worlds-media-wikipedia/

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