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What is your take on citizen journalism?

Start Date: 03-11-2021
End Date: 31-03-2022

Today when half of the world’s population is equipped with a smartphone, information travels faster and reaches the audience in a zippy. In such a scenario, citizen journalism ...

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Today when half of the world’s population is equipped with a smartphone, information travels faster and reaches the audience in a zippy. In such a scenario, citizen journalism (act of reporting, analyzing and disseminating news by non-journalists) can really impact the way news is consumed by common people.

The emergence of this kind of journalism in Arunachal Pradesh has been drastically welcomed by the netizens of the state. More and more people have started doing blogs and vlogs often taking up the regional issues that are not the prime focus of the mainstream media.

Despite of its proliferating popularity, citizen journalism is not without its drawbacks. A person with no journalistic professionalism reporting on an event often invites errors to take place. The information disseminated is not always true to the facts. Citizen journalism is a powerful weapon that can either be used to call attention to maltreatment and injustice or it can be a bell ringing in the cap of a jester trying to gain attention.

Through this topic, we invite citizens to provide their views, opinions and feedback on how citizen journalism has challenged the traditional media outlets and transformed the public perspective on journalism in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. And what might be the possible solutions that can tackle the drawbacks of citizen journalism?

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Yang Nangki Siram 5 months 2 weeks ago

The result of citizen journalism are stories that are incomplete, sensationalized, unnecessarily skewed or just wrong at times. To the extent that the public makes no distinction between professional reporting and amateurs with a camera, there are risks that people will act on information they believe to be fully reported but really isn't. It is an untrained, unprofessional person doing the job meant for someone who plays by the rules with ethics and expertise.

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RAJESH MAHATO 7 months 1 week ago

I believe that citizen journalism is very important to the public because if the professional journalists fail to report the news for everyone to understand, the citizen journalists are a nice second option to report the news. However having the citizen journalists fill the news gap may be providing them with too much responsibility in my opinion. I am in no way saying that the citizen journalists are not capable of reporting the news in any way.

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Dinesh kumar sharma 7 months 3 weeks ago

भारत मे रहने वाली आदिम जाति विलुप्ति की कगार पर है
झारखंड की सबर आदिम जाति जो ज्यादातर जंगलों में रहती है। इन्हें रहने-खाने, पहनने-ओढ़ने की ज्यादा समझ नहीं है। कुछ सरकारी आवास तो इनके लिए बने हैं पर वो खाली पड़े हैं, क्योंकि ये जाति विलुप्ति के कगार पर है। इसके आंकड़े सही तो नहीं मिल पाए पर इनकी संख्या दिनों दिन घट रही है। सरकार इनके जीवन स्तर को सुरक्षित करें।