Many people still get confused what is citizen journalism. But if you already read this, you are step away of becoming a citizen journalist. If you are a blog owner you are already a citizen journalist because all the bloggers can classify in category citizen journalist.
If you like to leave your comments on other blogs you are also some kind of citizen journalist, because commenting itself became part of those blog posts.
You don’t have to write only about news, or things that used to call news, but if you are interested in some other domain and if you write about it on your blog, you are citizen journalist. That can be design, health, games, technology, and everything that comes to your mind.
Today journalism is not only about reporting from the streets and events, but also from online happenings, all the things we enjoy and use as the benefits of tech society.
So if someone tells you are not a citizen journalist, that person certainly lives in last century.
If you are active participant in social news and you have your profiles on social media, yes you are citizen journalist.
Here is what Wikipedia says about Citizen journalism though it’s basic and a bit old explanation, before citizen journalism websites boom, citizen journalism media and digital media in general.
Never fall on the story that you must have diploma for citizen journalism because technology itself created the need for that kind of communication and reporting.
You will not become a journalist unless someone likes your work so much and hires you as a journalist without diploma. And if you have one than you have a choice.
If you currently don’t work you can always be citizen journalist.
My expectations are that next few years will lead to best citizen journalists, so get on the train as soon as possible.
Who now estimates that citizen journalism will collapse is the same as people who evaluated that Internet is unnecessary and that will not last long.
So if you have technical possibilities and time, you can always try to be citizen journalist and make your name become the institution.