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Citizen journalists. Facts about the myths

Figures, insights and success factors from 25 local newspaper portals based on Gogol Publishing’s technology, including more than 480,000 active citizen journalists – concentrated in 10 theses. They explain why our company believes that citizen journalists are the future of local media.

Gogol Publishing Team

Gogol Publishing is the specialist for the topic citizen journalism

By now we run more than 20 successful portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, currently including more than 480,000 citizen journalists. These include:

The myth of citizen journalists

From the centre of society. The typical citizen journalist.

From the centre of society.

The typical citizen journalist.

Eyes and ears everywhere. Every 30th citizen is a citizen journalist.

Eyes and ears everywhere.

Every 30th citizen is a citizen journalist.

Writing maniacs require followers. Everyone is important in a network of citizen journalists.

Writing maniacs require followers.

Everyone is important in a network of citizen journalists.

The editorial team cannot provide everything. Citizen journalists add perspectives and niche contents.

The editorial team cannot provide everything.

Citizen journalists add perspectives and niche contents.

Quantity is the key. Citizen journalists are the local kings of online reach.

Quantity is the key.

Citizen journalists are the local kings of online reach.

You like it you recommend it. You like reading contents of citizen journalists.

You like it you recommend it.

You like reading contents of citizen journalists.

Relevant topics for the printed paper. Citizen journalists are reliable suppliers of content.

Relevant topics for the printed paper.

Citizen journalists are reliable suppliers of content.

Home from every perspektive. Civil journalists provide useful artwork.

Home from every perspective.

Civil journalists provide useful artwork.

Sensitive microcosm. Civil journalists require the right frame.

Sensitive microcosm.

Civil journalists require the right frame.

Barely any weirdoes, trolls, flame wars. A well guided citizen journalist makes little effort.

Barely any weirdos, trolls, flame wars.

A well guided citizen journalist requires little effort.

Many mistakes already made. 6 years advantage through 350,000 citizen journalists.

Many mistakes already made.

10 years advantage through 480,000 citizen journalists.

Case Study: Local Reader Reporters

Case Study: Citizen Journalists

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