Stories created by citizen journalists are curated in a way that makes them relatable to readers. This is because citizen journalists are not as far removed from the issues being reported on, whereas a traditional journalist views things from the outside looking in, while trying to make sense of the events that have transpired.

media update’s Nicole van Wyk explains the difference between citizen journalism and traditional journalism, as well as the pros and cons of each.

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