14 Feb '12, 10am

Youth citizen journalism on the rise

SINGAPORE: More local youths are getting engaged in the act of citizen journalism on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and video sharing sites, according to a recent survey. Eight-hundred-and-one youths took part in the survey conducted by students from Singapore Polytechnic. The survey found young people are not only getting updates from social media sites, but are also active content providers. A staggering 65.9 per cent of respondents have shared content online. Of these, 72.2 per cent are aged between 15 and 24 years old. The study found that the average youth spends about 4.7 hours online on a daily basis. It also found that citizen journalism has a significant influence in shaping the views of youths towards politics, as well as the way they spend. A majority of those surveyed said they were concerned about the credibility of what they read. About three-qu...

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