THERE WAS a time when public opinion was chiseled by the professional moulders of popular perception. But it is no longer so. The age of internet has ensured that not only people have access to a bubbling ocean of information, but can also contribute a few drops into it. And the more prolific kind takes to pouring in buckets of their own versions of news, views and prejudices. Such wholehearted participation of the intelligent citizenry in the opinion-formation process has revolutionised the way conventional media works and is perceived by the people. Citizen Journalism was thus born.
The most popular citizen journalists' reports on merinews chosen automatically on the basis of views and comments
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