Joe Galvin | Storyful :: Why is social journalism important? It’s a big question, but one worthy of further examination. There are, of course, many different reasons – it is uniquely democratic, it is global and ubiquitous, it allows coverage in regions where resource-light news organisations are now struggling to get traction. There are the reasons it is important to the newsroom and the news consumer; we can consume more news from more regions at a lower cost.
There is, however, another reason, and it is perhaps the most important reason of all. The social web has now become the primary conduit through which dissidents in censor-intensive countries get their message out to the wider world.
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