National Association of Citizen journalists

Need for Citizen Journalism Training Reinforced

bumped by roxy - cuz this is what we do!

National Association of Citizen Journalists’Co-founder Ron Ross and I took our training and concepts about citizen journalism on the road in late April.

We were inspired when we heard from others who understood and applauded the importance and mission of the NACJ, which is to educate, motivate and support citizen journalists.

Why Be a Citizen Journalist?

Originally posted 2010-04-16 17:59:17 -0400. Crossposted from RonRossToday. Bumped and promoted. Please give Dr. Ross a hearty welcome. We're happy to have him posting with us. :) -- GH

“What are you going to do when you grow up?” you ask your kids.

Most children don’t have a clue, so they answer with “fireman,” “policeman,” “doctor” or other such highly visible and seemingly exciting occupation. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a child answer, “Journalist! I want to be a journalist!” The idea to be a journalist usually comes a little later as they experience their world and see the vast variety of career choices they actually have.

But why be a journalist? Here are four possible motives for being a journalist, and more particularly, a citizen journalist.