Should There Be A Risk Of Citizen Journalism?
This connects with how online or citizen journalism are viewed in a lower status by big news companies because of their unprofessionalism on reporting news and thus creating tensions among citizen and professional journalists. (O’Sullivan & Heinonen, 2008). It is a risk to be a citizen journalist because professionals might view ‘everyday people’ as low value people. Nevertheless, it could also be an opportunity for citizens to prove professionals wrong. Roberts & Steiner has said that citizen journalism is childish, risky and improper (Chadha & Steiner, 2015). This suggests that professionals are saying how citizens normally cause chaos and are always exaggerating on news reports. Subsequently, competitors of mainstream media such as online blogs are pointed out as judgmental people of traditional journalists who confuse the society between a professional and an average citizen journalist who reports ‘naively’. This also connects with how traditional journalists are really against the idea of citizen journalism increasing and mixing in with the professionals because it might cause a hazard. In short, traditional journalists are unhappy with citizen journalists interfering because citizen journalists might ruin professional journalist’s