Citizen Journalism is what you read from me for the last few weeks - in the meanwhile I am working on 3D printing designs, my internet infrastructure is humming along fine, and my daytime job keeps me from continuing my larger private projects. So, in your spare time lets explore what "citizen journalism" supposed to be, and learn to make a difference from all other 'citizen activity'.
There is nothing I repeat more than these "Principles to Life":
Pick your fights wisely, never start one you cannot win. Never worry about things you cannot control. Make sure you separate duty from purpose. And more...
My "Citizen Journalist" theme has this "Communism Kills" tag, because to me Communism is the ultimate and the most clandestine form of control over masses of people. To me Communism is a necessary evil, not something that is designed to be evil - I doubt anything publicly institutionalized by men is "evil" on purpose. Communism, for example, was designed to suppress individualism and institute conformation.. it was not deigned to turn every living soul over to Evil.
Citizen Journalism deals with these personal-level convictions, much like a personal journal which is written to stand up to academic scrutiny.
For example I might be convinced that Communism works, and its well-deserved in any society which has failed to control its population. For example, in China Communism is proper - just imagine 1.5 billion people with the power of Freedom in the USA? Same with India, 1.5 billion people allowed to arm themselves any way they like? The Hindu and the Muslim population would have reduced that 1.5 billion to a few million by now. They deserve those type of Governments, as they have failed to figure something out the USA managed to figure out some 300 years ago.
Citizen Journalism then prompts me to apologize right away: I have made a lot of statements in the previous (and only the previous) paragraph which are unacceptable: I was not born, grew up live or lived in China or in India. I do not share their experiences, I have zero authority to form YOUR OPINION.
Of course, Citizen Journalism done right is where I have the experiences, the theories and the realities for myself. My job is to show you these credentials, and then take all questions. Intellectually speaking - when required I step into the ring with you and knock all your lights out.
I do Citizen Journalism for me, not for the Network. Not for FourOh-LLC, not for the USA, not for the poor teacher living downstairs starving due to Systemic Racism. I do it for myself because it is my responsibility as a US Citizen.
It is not my "duty" as nobody elected me, appointed me, paid me, or in any other way trusted me - what I do is self-appointed.
Now watch all the videos online, and see how many of them realize, admit and foreclose this self-appointed nature of Citizen Journalism. As the matter of fact, much of what you see from these "self-appointed" citizen journalists is good old communist-style political activism. They pick a fight they cannot win, they worry about things they cannot control, and they confuse "duty" with purpose.
So - can you spot a Citizen Journalist now?