"The act of a citizen, or group of citizens, playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information. The intent of this participation is to provide independent, reliable, accurate, wide-ranging and relevant information that a democracy requires." (http://www.masternewmedia.org/citizen-journalism-the-key-trend-shaping-online-news-media)
- Introductory overview at http://www.masternewmedia.org/citizen-journalism-the-key-trend-shaping-online-news-media
See the report: We Media. How audiences are shaping the future of news and information. Written by Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis. Edited by J.D. Lasica.
Available via the Hypergene weblog for PDF download, at http://www.hypergene.net/wemedia/weblog.php .
This report describes the emergence of participatory journalism, following the new rule of ‘publish, then filter’ rather than ‘filter, then publish’.