عنوان مقاله [English]
The emerging concept of citizen-reporter is one of the new potentials in the production of radio and television programs and the way using it, can increase the attractiveness of radio program production. The current research is aimed at finding out the potentials of citizen reporting, in radio programming and based on Brecht's theory of participatory radio and Manuel Castells' mass-self communication, raises the question of how and in what topics and formats this potential can be used in interactive production.
The research method is qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach, and four radio stations, BBC English, BBC Persian, Deutsche Welle Persian and Radio Iran, have been selected as the statistical population. The sample size was selected and studied from among the programs produced using the potentials of citizen reporting.
The stages of program production using citizen reporting are explained in three phases: pre-production, production and post-production, and it indicates that citizen reporting is used in the production of all kinds of radio formats and for all kinds of topics. They contain more information approach and social and political topics, more report format, vox pop, witness voice collage and features. Citizen reporting is rarely used in the radio program of national and provincial radio of Iran, but considering the importance of audience participation and its attractiveness, this kind of reporting should be included in the production of the radio program