#HOW SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTS NEWS AND JOURNALISM

Do Now:

What is Citizen Journalism ?

` Citizen Journalism is the collection, dissemination, and analysis of news and information by the general public, by means of the Internet.

http://vimeo.com/12791583

Watch Short Video Clip and explain what citizen journalism is with an example and Answer aim in your opinion with one example.

Activity:

Identify 3 strengths and weaknesses each of Citizen Journalism

Strengths : It invites audiences to participate and offers them a sense of belonging which in turn will generate more interest in the profession as a whole, It is impossible for journalists to be present at every event and it is through the initiative of citizen journalists that certain moments are captured which would otherwise go uncovered and its also a voice for meany

Weaknesses : It exposes cracks, It’s sometimes unreliable and untrustworthy, and sometimes filled with lies, Bias information.

Class Work: 

Take notes of your opinions and points while reading articles

1.Find article from list of citizen journalism websites,

` “Seditious iPhone Reviews? Iran Arrests 7 from Tech News Site

2. Compare it to a story on a popular news website like NYtimes.com ect..

` This article can be compared to the article ” I Switched Phones. Where Did Those Text Messages Go?” because both complain towards gadgets.

3. Analyze both articles for truth and validity.

` What was inaccurate about “Seditious iPhone Reviews? Iran Arrests 7 from Tech News Site” was that The technology news website Narenji.irin Kerman reported on December 3, 2013 that seven of their writers and technical staff were suddenly arrested with no information about where they were taken. In the article “I Switched Phones. Where Did Those Text Messages Go?” they stated “Wise Media was charging $9.99 a month for services like HoroscopeGenie, without the knowledge or permission of consumers, the F.T.C. said in its news release.”

4. State and Explain your opinion on the topic (1 Paragraph)

` My opinion on the topic is that don’t trust everything you read online.Most of the time its never true and it inaccurate.

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