What is User Generated Content? | Online Journalism Blog

What is User Generated Content? | Online Journalism Blog. UGC – the editorial thorn in the side of many newsrooms. Credibility, Bias Vs Balance, quality, objectivity are all key question marks hanging over the UGC debate.

However if mainstream broadcasters dismiss the potential and ignore the evolution of UGC what then happens when a single tweet directs thousands of viewers to YouTube or Vimeo to see a sensational piece of User Generated video that then goes viral. The web and social media are defining a new paradigm for the dissemination of “news”.

Are we in or out? If we as broadcasters bite the bullet and opt IN – is there a creative way we could harness the potential of the thousands of iPhone, Zi8, DV, DSLR users and owners out there to aid and assist with our news-gathering effort.


About vjmentor
Innovation Lead, RTÉ | VJ & MoJo (Mobile Journalism) Trainer -Circom Regional | Photographer | HDSLR shooter| Views are strictly personal, not those of my employer.

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