Some of the most commonly asked questions about becoming a citizen journalist is answered below
Question 1:Who is a citizen journalist (CJ) ?
Citizen(s) who take up initiatives to share news and opinion with people across the world
irrespective of their educational or professional background are termed as Citizen Journalist (s).
Question 2: What are the qualities of a citizen journalist(CJ) ?
A citizen journalist does not require any specific qualities to start with. However, if you have courage and will to bring to light a lot many things that go unreported in media, if you know how to keep your mobile camera handy whenever you witness something newsy – you will make a great CJ.
Question 3: What do I need to become a citizen journalist(CJ)?
An attitude to notice things around you and report it to million others via text or photo. Read our article on a few simple suggestions for a citizen journalist.
Whenever you have something interesting to report to the whole world, follow the steps below:
1. Visit merinews.com from your computer or mobile
2. Sign in to merinews.com
3. Submit News
Question 4: Do I need to be good in writing for being a citizen journalist?
Answer: On merinews.com, every story that you submit is pre-screened by an in-house editorial team. So you need not worry about your writing skills. Our team will take care of spellings and grammar.
Question 5: Do I need to have a camera to become a citizen journalist?
Answer: Not necessarily. But having a camera or a mobile phone with camera helps in taking snaps of something you witness news worthy on the go.