Friday, November 18, 2011
Citizen Journalism in Middle East
When news first broke out the Muammar Qaddafi was killed, the footage that first surfaced on the web was from a "Citizen Journalist" in a sense, one of the rebels caught on tape, the dragging around of Qaddafi's corpse, and also his last momments alive. Al Jazeera got a hold of the footage and broadcasted on the web, and other media outlets. This is an example of citizen journalists working together with journalist, to the news out there. Al Jazeera was able to place the footage into the context of Libyan Revolution, in the future we can be hopeful that the relationship of the citizen journalist and professional journalist will be a symbiotic relationship, one that benefits the readers, citizens of the world.