Now Public Top 10 User Generated Moments Gets Reported Widely
The Article by Racheal Nixon on Citizen Journalism coming of age in 2008 and the list of top ten moments for user generated news has got international mention and has been carried in multiple site across the Globe.
Various news agencies and internet news sites have carried the story titled " Mumbai attacks caps year for citizen journalism: NowPublic".
The sites that carried the list and Now Public's thoughts range from MSN News, Yahoo News, AFP, Khaleej Times, News Watch, Arab Times, International Business Times. The screenshots of the coverage are uploaded with the story and all the stories are linked with the names above. The fact that all these news outlets have taken the news is a proof itself that user generated content, esp. news is something that has come of age.
If you find any more coverage please upload them to this story. Thanks Rachel for positioning Now Public as a thought leader by initiating this!!
2008 witnessed an explosion in the ways we gather, share and consume news and information. No longer the preserve of a few, participatory media formats began to be widely used by anyone – whether protesters or politicians, concerned individuals or mainstream news outlets - wanting to get their message out and connect.
Among the most popular was microblogging service Twitter which showed its potential to distribute raw information almost instantly – whether on a large breaking news event affecting many people, such as the recent Mumbai attacks, or an issue affecting the individual such as the arrest of an American student in Egypt. Previously averse to using unfiltered information, mainstream news outlets took to using Twitter in their news coverage.