What is the role of the professional journalist? What do we mean when we say that in today's era we have expanded this role to include citizen journalists? Does this affect how we share news and information in a free society?
The huge task of journalism is often downplayed world over. Journalism allows people to know everything happening all around the world. It also allows questions that would otherwise be awkward to ask to be answered. It offers informative facts and often the whole truth to everyone out there. Without journalism the government would probably be in control of everything and fellow citizens would ignorant of the happenings around them. This esteemed role journalism prompts this paper to interrogate what we mean by professional journalism and citizen journalism whereupon the discussion will look at their distinct but similar function of providing the public with crucial information all over the world.