The concept of citizen journalism (also known as “public”, “participatory”, “democratic”, “guerrilla” or “street” journalism) is based upon public citizens “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analysing, and disseminating news and information.” http://mashable.com/category/citizen-journalism/
New media technology, such as social networking and media-sharing websites, in addition to the increasing prevalence of cellular phones, has made citizen journalism more accessible to people worldwide. Due to the availability of technology, citizens can often report breaking news more quickly than traditional media reporters.
An example of a new media convergence is the Google Glass which is the future of journalism. Sometimes breaking news happens right before your eyes while you’re out and about, Google Glass can capture those events when they take place. CNN also has a way to share the photos and footage of the action directly from the headset.
“This platform is so new, no one has defined what journalism looks like on there. It’s such an opportunity for the journalism industry to jump on”