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The rise of citizen journalists w/ Dr Greg Treadwell: May 17, 2022

The rise of citizen journalists w/ Dr Greg Treadwell: May 17, 2022

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, we immediately saw online content created by ordinary people being used to keep the world updated on the war's progress.  These people have been labelled as citizen journalists and are still on the frontlines of the conflict producing self made news content.  Documenting firefights, shelling’s and war crimes the role of citizen journalists is becoming increasingly important, with content produced by them receiving a lot of attention. 

Jack spoke to the head of Journalism at the Auckland University of Technology, Dr Gregory Treadwell, to learn about the role that citizen journalists play.