November 17, 2006, Newsletter Issue #39: Video blogs and citizen journalism

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Citizen journalism is when everyday people take news reporting into their own hands. Text blogs have been a boon to citizen journalism, as seen in the host of citizen journalism blogs out of news hot spots like Iraq. Now, video blogs are coming into their own. Most recently, people in the areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster began video blogging to share details of the devastation and destruction that occurred throughout the region. You can read more about citizen journalism and video blogs at Poynter.org and Videoblogging.info.

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