Posts Tagged ‘citizen journalism’

Target audiences on youtube and online?

April 30, 2009

There would be a view that world wide the people interacting with online media are of a very youthful demographic. This story gives an interesting and surprising report of the age profile of online video viewership. The article also goes on to show how one citizen journalist was able to use youtube viewer data to show people his target audiences to gain permition to video. This is an interesting insight into who is watching video online, but more interestingly, how important it is vital to come up with an online media model which can accurately moniter the viewers and can successfully target them.

Citizen journalists at risk?

April 30, 2009

On a post by another student I came across a piculiar but also frightening story about a blogger who rose to fame when she was asked to blog about her experience during the London train bombings. Though this is a dramatic example, it shows how the citizen journalist can become exposed, where as a professional journalist employed by a large media organisation has certain protection and help to insure they do not run into legal trouble, or in this case, avoiding running into attempts by conspiracy groups to discredit the work.