Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Popular citizen journalist websites in India

New media technology, such as social networking and media-sharing websites, in addition to the increasing prevalence of cellular telephones, have made citizen journalism more accessible to people worldwide. Due to the availability of technology, citizens often can report breaking news more quickly than traditional media reporters. Notable examples of citizen journalism reporting from major national events are, the 16 December 2012 rape case and the Modi campaign spreading its wings across the nation. Citizen journalism has really come to the fore, and it’s something traditional media outlets can’t compete with given that have-a-go hacks are normally at the scene of a story before it even happens across the nation.
Below are most popular websites of citizen journalists you should know-

CNN IBN CJ
CNN IBN is a citizen journalist that shares stories, pictures and videos about the causes and issues that matter to common man. The CJ show has been awarded thrice for the best cross platform content at the prestigious Asian TV Awards. The show has been nominated and commended several times for being a truly inclusive citizens platform.

The Viewspaper
The Viewspaper is India's largest youth paper. It is the voice of the youth. Based on the citizen journalism concept it has young people from around the world expressing their views and thoughts.

Merinews
India's largest citizen journalism based news portal. merinews.com is the winner of Manthan Award for best e-content in 2006 and also received a special mention in the Webby Awards in the same year. The site provides a platform to people to share local news, opinions, reviews, photos etc. and also debate on the current hot topics.

U4UVoice
A New Media Platform powered by and for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. U4Uvoice is a portal which seeks to empower the common man by offering a platform to mould opinion and lead to positive action.

Mynews
Mynews is a citizen journalism website that aims to serve as a platform for those who want to be heard and walk with a dedicated team to serve informational evolution process together.

It's Not Yellow
“It’s Not Yellow” (INY) is a platform that invites people to raise “real” issues in our society that are not fully covered by the mainstream media. The contributors are regular people who want to discuss issues that affect their daily lives and create an environment for change and progress. One does not have to be a professional journalist to publish on INY, just a concerned citizen who cares about the quality of life in India. This unique platform can bring forward the real problems by treating its readers as collaborators and not just end consumers.

White Drums
White Drums allows the people of the world to participate write and share news, features, photos, videos, etc to all, so that truth can be recorded on this global platform in the most democratic manner. It urges citizens to come forward and report, rather than sit and expect news to only reach them.

Now Pick Is Yours for reporting of your breaking news anyway share with us your favourite citizen journalist website in the comments.

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