“Citizen Journalism”, a Consequence of Social Media Cover Image

“Jurnalismul cetățenesc”, o consecință a social media
“Citizen Journalism”, a Consequence of Social Media

Author(s): Cristian Florin Popescu
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Media studies, Ethics / Practical Philosophy
Published by: Universitatea Hyperion
Keywords: Computer-mediated communications (CMC); Neoliberalism; Artificial Identity (Avatar); Truth; Professional Ethics;

Summary/Abstract: In his well-known argumentation, Marshall McLuhan postulates that a new born medium does not ”kill” a medium already existing. An argument perfectly valid, concerning ”classical media”. (Radio did not eliminate the printed press, and television did not eliminate either printed press, nor radio). But, since the 70's, New Media, changed this paradigm. We have in the coexistence new-classical media in the same time an interaction and a clash. New Media establish new relations regarding the consumer' identity, with important consequences in political, social and cultural fields. New media, with their so-called ”citizen journalism”, one of the continuations of social media, challenge the classical media, as well as journalism as professional activity, introducing an enlarged democracy, which is more and more close with anarchy.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 15-23
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian