Author and journalism academic Dan Gillmor asks whether the words “journalist” and “journalism” apply in a world when everyone is capable of creating content.
Reynosa, Mexico — which lies just south of the U.S. /Texas border, but about 100 kilometres west of the Gulf of Mexico — is in the grip of a vicious drug war. However, you won’t find the local news media covering it, or local government officials commenting (albiet with good reason, given the level of [...]
CNN has a new feature called I Report: You send in your comments, photos video, whathaveyou, and you get to tell your friends you report for CNN! Oddly enough, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show managed to turn this into satiric fodder:
Here is the raw version of a commentary I wrote for Digital Journal magazine way back in June 2005. I left the mistakes in (I did say it was raw) but added some hyperlinks where applicable:
Another in a series of citizen journalism guru Dan Gillmor’s columns for the BBC. He doesn’t like differentiating between citizen contributor, citizen witness. citizen journalist and professional journalist. I do.
Hill Times columnist Tom Korski dug a figurative mineshaft during his recent deep investigation into blogs. He used all his powers of thought to ponder their purpose and meaning, and does not like what he found.
Jay Rosen is a very serious thinker and writer about journalism (check out PressThink to see what I mean). You can add good sport to that; he appeared in a segment on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show.
No sooner do I ask a question about how blogging would rate as a media development than I get an answer. At Online Journalism Review, blogs are the biggest thing since the Big Bang.