As I say in the Introduction to my book, Media Freedom in the Age of Citizen Journalism, ‘journalism has changed’. The internet and social media have permanently altered the media ecology and have shifted the media paradigm beyond recognition by enabling new actors, in the form of independent publishers and citizen journalists, to enter the media marketplace, and by changing the way, and the speed in which, news is generated, published, and consumed.

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