Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Are the "citizens" journalsits, or the journalists "citizens"?

Topix.net weblog started a "citizen journalism" venture a short time ago...and figures that News 2.0 is not Journalism and tells us why Baristanet is so good: "Baristanet is so good it makes me want to read about fender benders in a suburb on the other side of the country. But it's run by two professional journalists. Debbie Galant writes for the New York Times. Liz George writes for the New York Daily News. Liz has a degree in journalism from NYU. They're doing great journalism here, but I wouldn't call it grass roots, or "citizen"."

That's the key...great "citizen journalism" is usually done by people who either are or were journalists.

Don't believe the hype--explore it and find the truth.

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