Question 2: What is citizen journalism?
Answer: Citizen Journalism is an emerging form of journalism is promising a scenario of breaking free from media bias as well as taking local news on a global platform. It is a process under which a citizen irrespective of his educational and professional background takes up the onus of reporting an incident, through writing or sending a picture(s), to the entire world.
Question 3: Who can participate in merinews.com?
Answer: Anybody who wants to become a citizen journalist can submit his/her contribution(s) on merinews.com.
Question 4: Do I need to register?
Answer: Yes, If you wish to be a citizen journalist (CJ) you need to have a registered account with merinews.
Question 5: How do I register on merinews.com?
Answer: It's a simple 2-step process. Just log on to www.merinews.com and click on "Register" tab on the top right side of the page.
Step 1: Fill in the registration form
Step 2: Activate your registration by clicking on the link sent to you in the welcome email
Registration is free. To register please click here.
Question 6: What are the benefits of registering?
Answer: Registered members get the rights to share news, opinion, analysis and photos on merinews. For every action that you perform on merinews you earn Points. The Points decide your Level and associated benefits along with it
Read the FAQ on Point System to understand it better.
Question 7: Do you get paid for participating on merinews.com?
Answer: No direct payment is made to the citizen journalists for participating on merinews.com. We aspire to create an opportunity for every common man to voice their news and opinion. However, to encourage CJs points are given for every action that you perform on the site. Read FAQs in our Point System for more information.
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