Stands for “real life” video journalism (from RL = “real life” and VJ = “video journal”), and often refers to video content (particularly, documentaries and commentaries), created by users and uploaded online. With proliferation of video-sharing services, such as YouTube, DailyMotion, or Google Videos, more and more “citizen journalists” move their programs to the web. Among the most famous examples are Hot Air, conservative video journal, CitizenTube – project of YouTube with focus on videos with political content, or video blog Crooks and Liars.
Courtesy of: Steven Lipman
Added: Jun. 29, 2007