E tu CNN? The (continuing) emergence of citizen-journalism (via viral video)

On Monday, CNN is expected to announce the launch of CNN Exchange, a page on the company’s Web site that will feature user-submitted video, audio and articles.

The pioneer in 24-hour news broadcasting is coming to user-submitted video at a time when citizen journalism has sparked much fanfare. The trend began with text–ordinary people in the blogosphere commenting on news events or in some instances, reporting breaking news stories.

Read this article from ZDNet. More on citizen journalism from ZDNet’s Open Source Blog.

*What is “viral video“…? Learn more at the Whats New Media Wiki


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Filed under A democratic medium?, Blogosphere, Open Source, The Politics of New Media, User generated content, Virtual Communities, When New Meets Old

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