Telkom ICT qualifies a "Community and Citizen Journalism" category as follows:
Journalist is not affiliated to a commercial organisation
Professionals are not allowed to enter
Citizen Journalist: Stories must be published on a personal web site, blog, group-blog, or citizen journalism aggregator. Republication of stories produced for the traditional media (print, radio, TV) or commercial online media is not allowed.
Community publishers: publication must be targeted to a sub-metropolitan audience or a limited size niche market
Matthew Buckland blogged about the awards and notes that "community" and "citizen journalism" can be two different things--about which I totally agree. Yet the simple fact that citizen journalism is being considered for a major award somewhere on the globe is a major step forward!
Deadline for entries is Jan 15.
citizen journalism, media, Journalism, Blogging, Blog, Blogs