For the most part participatory journalism is self-explanatory. People participate sharing their personal opinions regarding journalistic news. Participatory journalism is not considered ‘real’ journalism because there is no editor to filter the ideas and opinions being published. If a person simply shares their opinion on a topic on a website, that is not necessarily considered participatory journalism. However, if the citizen provides photographs, details that haven’t been heard before, or has research providing more information on the story, this is considered participatory journalism.
http://globalvoicesonline.org/-/topics/media-journalism/ This is a website I found that is considered citizen journalism. This website provides stories and topics on individual cultures and societies. People can read bloggers stories or become a blogger. This website allows people to read from multiple opinions from all over the world, therefore the website does not lean one way or the other.