Long before the descriptor "citizen journalism" became a topic of research interest in acdademia, Indonesia's Radio Elshinta (www.elshinta.com) in Jakarta had already opened its airwaves for listeners, most with no formal journalism training, to call in their stories. This paper contextualises Elshinta's experience with Asia's top online citizen media portal Ohmynews (english.ohnynews.com) in South Korea to identify their common and divergent characteristics. The case study is complemented by interviews with journalists from Elshinta and Ohmynews.
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2001 COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES