Canada needs more CBC. Now wait, before your heads explode, let me explain. What we need is not more of the same, old Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, but a new-and-improved CBC, one focused exclusively on good, quality journalism, analysis and opinion, expanded local coverage with increasing resources dedicated to a more robust online presence. My starting premise is that journalism matters in a democracy.
Citizen journalists[ edit ] According to Jay Rosencitizen journalists are "the people formerly known as the audience," who "were on the receiving end of a media system that ran one way, in a broadcasting pattern, with high entry fees and a few firms competing to speak very loudly while the rest of the population listened in isolation from one another— and who today are not in a situation like that at all.
The people formerly known as the audience are simply the public made realer, less fictional, more able, less predictable. Mobile telephones have the potential to transform reporting and places the power of reporting in the hands of the public.
Mobile telephony provides low-cost options for people to set up news operations. Images and stories from citizen journalists close to the World Trade Center offered content that played a major role in the story. Twitter delayed scheduled maintenance during the protests that would have shut down coverage in Iran due to the role it played in public communication.
These social media platforms encourage and facilitate engagement with other citizens who participate in creating content through commenting, liking, linking, and sharing. This practice is considered to be the 21st century version of individualized citizen journalism.
The first wave of this type of citizen journalism came about in the form of amateur news bloggers. These bloggers often created content and narrative that challenged and critiqued the mainstream news outlets. The majority of the content produced by these amateur news bloggers was not actually original content, but curated information that was primarily monitored and edited by these various bloggers.
However, recently there has been a decline in the amateur news blogger due to social media platforms that are much easier to run and maintain.
These social media platforms allow individuals to easily share and create and content. Objectivity[ edit ] Citizen journalists also may be activists within the communities they write about.
This has drawn some criticism from traditional media institutions such as The New York Timeswhich have accused proponents of public journalism of abandoning the traditional goal of objectivity. Many traditional journalists view citizen journalism with some skepticism, believing that only trained journalists can understand the exactitude and ethics involved in reporting news.
An academic paper by Vincent Maher, the head of the New Media Lab at Rhodes University, outlined several weaknesses in the claims made by citizen journalists, in terms of the "three deadly E's", referring to ethics, economics, and epistemology.
She found that these discourses were then challenged by others who questioned the gendered ideologies of male violence against women. Also according to the article, the sites with the weakest editorial content were able to expand aggressively because they had stronger financial resources.
Another article published on Pressthink examined Backfence, a citizen journalism site with three initial locations in the D. The site recently launched for Arlington, Virginia. However, without more settlers, Backfence may wind up creating more ghost towns.
There is either a fire line or police line, or security, or the Secret Service who allow them to pass upon displaying credentials vetted by the departments or agencies concerned. A citizen journalist, an amateur, will always be on the outside of those lines. Imagine the White House throwing open its gates to admit everybody with a camera phone to a presidential event.
This is because citizen journalism allows people to post as much content as they want, whenever they want.Faisal Kutty, is an associate professor of law and director of the International LL.M.
Program at Valparaiso University Law School and an adjunct professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that serves as the national public broadcaster for both radio and television.
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