Citizen journalists are quickly becoming a potent force for creating, supporting, and building open and democratic societies. In countries where repressive governments limit the operations of professional journalists, citizen journalists are filling the gaps. Yet they often have no formal training or understanding of the essential roles independent media play in ensuring accountable and transparent government. This report, also by Moeller, makes clear that it is essential for citizen journalists to learn and adopt standards of fairness, accuracy, and ethics through media literacy training.
*This report is the second in a series of three on the status of U.S. and international understanding of and funding for media literacy.