My thanks to Dr. Khalid Mohammed Ghazi, editor of the Cairo-based Arab Press Agency, for citing some of my work in his editorial, صحافة المواطن.. غائبة عن الصحافة العربية (Citizen Journalism…Absent from the Arab Press), published on Wednesday in, among other newspapers, Al Shabiba of Oman. [Click the English title of his essay to read a Google machine translation of the Arabic original]. As Dr. Ghazi writes, Citizen Journalism is hugely missing from the Arabic speaking world! He notes Al Jazzera’s efforts to introduce it, using online and cable television broadcasts (the latter similar to CNN’s i-Report project), but that Arabic […]
‘Citizen journalism’ is but one tool of many tools necessary to reverse declines in news usage. But it’s not a panacea, and its becoming a distraction for an industry that desperately needs to conceive, fabricate, and wield those other tools.
Thoughts before appearing on a radio show about ‘citizen journalism’