Citizen Journalism: Advantages & Disadvantages


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What is citizen journalism?

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1. Having _____ perspective(s) is an advantage of citizen journalism because it creates a clearer picture of the event.

2. What is a major disadvantage that citizen journalists have that traditional journalists do not?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo aids in testing your comprehension of citizen journalism. Its advantages and disadvantages are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to assess your knowledge of:

  • The meaning of citizen journalism
  • How citizen journalism negatively impacts traditional journalism
  • A major pro that citizen journalists have over traditional journalists

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the type of perspective that gives citizen journalism an advantage since it creates a clearer picture of the event
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the advantage that citizen journalists have over traditional journalists and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the pros and cons of citizen journalism

Additional Learning

For an even more thorough look at this topic, review the lesson titled Citizen Journalism: Advantages & Disadvantages. You'll also learn:

  • How citizen journalism can be delivered
  • Differences between citizen journalists and traditional journalists
  • How citizen journalists can damage the field