Citizen Journalism Today

In today’s digital world, user-generated content from ‘citizen journalists’ dominate the daily happenings in such a way that it leaves other traditional means in the dust when it comes to being the first to report an incident. Journalism is basically newsgathering and reporting, the process of collecting, reporting, analysing and disseminating news and information. ‘Citizen Journalism’ is yet another term born out of the latest media trends. New media technology, like social media and media-sharing websites, in addition to the increasing prevalence of cellular telephones, have made citizen journalism more accessible to people worldwide. Recent advances in new media have started to have a profound political impact. Due to the availability of technology, citizens often can report breaking news more quickly than traditional media reporters. When a common citizen takes the task of gathering news and spreading it using the new media, it is citizen journalism. There are various cases where citizen journalism has proved its potential in the past, like, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the 2013 protests in Turkey, the Euromaidan events in Ukraine, Syrian Civil War and the 2014 Ferguson unrest.

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My AIESEC Internship

“How was Egypt?”

A question I frequently encountered once I returned from the internship with AIESEC. Although various thoughts rushed into my mind, all I managed to utter was: “Amazing!”

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Deconstructing Society Through Modern Media Rhetoric

iLEAD organized an interactive session on analyzing Advertising dynamics through the parameters of Media, Society and Gender. The session was taken by Ms. Katy McAlary who is an English Language Fellow from United States- Department of State English Language.

Event Link: Guest Lecture Session on Media, Society and Gender at iLEAD

IN_McAlaryKaty McAlary from US Department of State-English Language who conducted a workshop entitled “Mirror Mirror: Deconstructing Society Through Modern Media Rhetoric” at the US Consulate, Kolkata spoke to us about the significance of the workshop, today’s media world and much more.  The workshop, through the lens of news, advertisements, and social media platforms dissected the agenda behind the art of media and socio economic, political and psychological impact it has in persuading the society as a whole.  The workshop was held on Mondays from October 23- November 13.

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Latest From Facebook, With Love

So you want to market and brand yourself in the best way possible and it is time that everybody gets to know about the latest features of the king of social networks –Facebook. Many already know, but this is for those who want to go the extra mile and be able to use the latest features.   Facebook is constantly improvising, evolving and improving itself with the latest features.  We assembled our online research to collate few of the top and latest Facebook features that you would find useful.

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Would you be an Employee or an Entrepreneur?

One of the biggest confusion among aspiring professionals in the world today is to be or not be an entrepreneur. Many are content with their daytime or night time shifts while many complain for not being able to achieve their own dreams and working only for someone else.  We took some views from USA, the cradle of entrepreneurship, to understand their views on being an employee vs being an entrepreneur.

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