Mainstream Media Depending on Citizen Journalism in Pakistan

Regarding the tragic flooding in Pakistan, Journalism.co.uk reports that mainstream media, which mostly relies on “helicopter journalism” is sourcing citizen journalists who are covering the story from the ground. Citizen’s Eye, founded by Mudassar Khan, had a network of citizen journalists already in place when infrastructure made penetration into the disaster area nearly impossible.

Of the dynamic, Khan states, “‘Citizen journalists are more vocal whereas professional journalists are more resourceful.’”

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