Citizen Journalists

Many news organizations rely on citizen journalists to help provide media for certain breaking news stories. A way they do that is to look at social media sites like Twitter or Instagram. Everyday people help tell a story with photos or video. A recent example is the man who took a cell phone video of Walter Scott being shot by a police officer. Other examples include videos or natural disasters, weather, notable people and events.

Citizen journalists play an important role, and the media tries to give them the opportunity to be involved.


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