The New Information Ecosystem Created by Citizen Journalism in Syria

I’ve been busy toiling away on a study of the rise of a new media ecology within Syria that’s grown out of the conflict there, enabled by social media and other digital technologies.  I’ll be presenting this research at the end of the month at the IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) conference in Dublin. The screenshot below from the online front page of the NYT is just another example of how the traditional, mainstream media rely on citizen reporters for information about the conflict.
CItizen Journalism from Syria

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