CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction to journalism. 2. Citizen journalism and reporter’s privilege. 3. Media, democracy and citizenship. 4. Citizen journalism and social movements. 5. State of the art of community media in India. 6. The media and civil society. 7. Culture, mass media and elites. 8. Environmental journalism meets the 21-century. 9. Implications for media and journalism. 10. New challenges of citizen journalism.
Citizen and community journalism seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. People’s understandings of what it means to be a citizen go the heart of the various meanings of identity, including national identity; political and electoral participation and rights. Citizen journalism, also known as public journalism is the concept of members of the public playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information. Citizen journalists take up an initiative to express ideas irrespective of their educational or professional background. The present book investigates the status and growth of citizen journalism around the globe. It engages with several of the most significant topics for this important area of inquiry from fresh, challenging perspectives.