In recent years Journalism both as a profession and as an action has undertaken a transformation due to social media. As a result of everyone having access to a portable camera and multiple platforms to upload content to, the act of citizen journalism has emerged.
Citizen journalism is simply the act of the general public uploading content on current events to the internet. This sharing of knowledge is often done through platforms such as Twitter and Facebook and is usually shared by citizens who happen to be witnessing an event taking place in real time.
These pieces of knowledge that the general public uploads often includes a mixture of Tweets, Facebook statuses, images and videos which accumulatively put together the whole picture of the event. This phenomenon is often described through metaphors such as “Bridges made of pebbles,” to depict the whole product being contributed to by thousands of smaller sources.
So really, by being in the right place at the right time and documenting information that you witness, you yourself could contribute to this new form of Journalism.