Category Archive: Citizen Journalism

"We’re All Journalists Now"?

As Frédéric Filloux makes clear, the headline here is nonsense.  Hence the question mark.  But it is nonsense, perhaps, not for the reason he, or most who write about journalism, thinks.  It’s nonsense because… Continue reading

James O’Keefe: The Downside of Citizen Journalism

The thing about citizen journalism is not that one has to be impartial or “objective” to provide valuable news service to one’s fellow humans, but that one is part of a community the… Continue reading

Pro/Am Collaboration In Reporting: Is It Really Needed?

What follows is a contribution written by Aaron Barlow for a roundtable at the the Southern States Communication Association annual meeting in Norfolk, VA on April 3, 2009: Collaboration depends on acceptance of… Continue reading

The Professional and the Amateur

Bill Keller, Executive Editor of The New York Times, recently spoke about the state of journalism. While his attitude is refreshing and his thoughts are generally on target, I do have a few… Continue reading

Jumping Into Process from a Dead Stop

Below is a talk I presented as part of a panel at the 2007 annual Computers and Writing conference help at Wayne State University from the 17th to the 20th of May. I… Continue reading

Something Is Happening (And They Don’t Know What It Is)

It’s nice that the commercial and professional news media are now honoring us bloggers as (collectively) a powerful new player on the political landscape. Though they also like to disparage us (“rabid lambs”… Continue reading

The Amateur and the Professional

Some people in the commercial news media are beginning to understand something of what the blogs offer journalism—though they still manage to keep themselves at arms length from the blogs. Writing in The… Continue reading