Thursday, July 01, 2010

the day i am being offered as a CJ...

i merely dunno what to say when an international firm offered me as a citizen journalist (CJ). as soon as i read the offer, i told myself: i will definitely accept it, for sure! as you could see, i am free to write about both the local and global news, happening and what's not. we are talking about more extra money here... but on the other hand, i must ensure to write interesting topics cuz i am so not into those politic-mitik kind of thingy hah! :)

the idea behind citizen journalism is that people without professional journalism training can use the tools of modern technology and the global distribution of the internet to create, augment or fact-check media on their own or in collaboration with others.

for an example,
  • you might write about a city council meeting on your blog or in an online forum.

  • fact-check a newspaper article from the mainstream media and point out factual errors or bias on your blog.

  • you might snap a digital photo of a newsworthy event happening in your town and post it online.

  • you might also videotape a similar event and post it on a site such as youtube.

go here or here to find some examples of citizen journalism.

i guess it won't be a problem for me to slot-in some times for this new job, god-willing; in between my busy life as a mother with two school-going kids, co-founder/line dance instructor at silver line studio, cupcake baker, and yada yada... wish me luck peeps! i will also try my very best to update this blog as frequent as possible, no matter rain or shine... :)