The Future Is Here, But Do News Media Companies See It?

Bowman, Shayne; Willis, Chris
December 2005
Nieman Reports;Winter2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p6
The article explores the emergence and practice of citizen journalism. The profession of journalism is not only threatened by new technology advances but by its audiences as well. Everywhere citizens are getting connected via the Internet to set the agenda for news, to inform one another about local or global issues, and to form news services. Citizen media is becoming a trend that mainstream news media clearly acknowledge. However, citizen media should not be seen as the end of journalism or news media agencies but as a shift in where value is being formed.


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