citizen journalism · commentary · social media

New Challenges in Screen Media for Amateurs and Individuals

The role of the amateur or individual in screen media has drastically changed over the past few decades, due to the introduction of the internet. Amateurs now have the power to influence the media landscape. As a result, the lines between amateur and professional have been blurred. This development has occurred due to the availability of… Continue reading New Challenges in Screen Media for Amateurs and Individuals

commentary · henry jenkins · professional role · social media

Professionals Engaging the Public through Popular Screen Media

Henry Jenkins’ TED Talk discusses ‘participatory culture’ and how social media has altered the interaction between amateurs and professionals, blurring the lines between these two domains. In particular, he highlights how younger generations are the most active online users; constantly creating content and conversing via Facebook, Twitter or any one of the various other social media platforms. Baring this… Continue reading Professionals Engaging the Public through Popular Screen Media

citizen journalism · commentary · social media

How Citizen Journalism is reshaping our view of Aleppo

In the midst of World War II, families in war zones huddled around a radio or newspaper, hoping to hear news of the allies winning or that the war was over.  Today, the media landscape has drastically changed war coverage, due to citizen journalism. With advances in technology, people around the world can instantly post… Continue reading How Citizen Journalism is reshaping our view of Aleppo

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Social Media: Pros and Cons

It’s hard to imagine the time when we would sit in front of our desktop computers, listening to the soul-draining dial-up tone, or waiting for our parents to get off the house phone so we could check our email chain mail. Today, we find ourselves in a globalized online community, constantly connected to our friends and… Continue reading Social Media: Pros and Cons