Part of the series Who Are You: Identity on the Edge of Technology.
This group takes a look at the history of citizen journalism and explores who citizen journalists are and what motivates them to take part in alternative media.
Special thanks to David Spencer, Barry Wells, and Brad Slipiec.
Journalism students from the University of Western Ontario cover the 2008 London Gulu Walk as part of their online media project, "NGOs and Social Media: Bumper Sticker or Bang for the Buck?"
Western University journalism students investigate peoples' experiences in online dating.
In this day and age, technology enables anyone to assume the identity of a citizen journalist.
When disaster strikes, citizens are the ones breaking the news from the frontlines, says Carolynne Burkholder in University of British Colombia journalism publication.
"When the London Underground was bombed on July 7, 2005, photos of the event were published on websites and blogs, and made their way to the mainstream media," she says.
"It was the people with camera cell phones that captured the images, not reporters."
Today's citizen journalists come from a multitude of backgrounds and are driven by different motives.
Who/what is anonymous?
This week's video for Who R U?, created by Emily Beers, Todd Devlin, John Paul Hogan, Chris Mitchell, and Frances Willick.