Jay Rosen defines citizen journalism

Here’s a mental snack for the day. Check out Jay Rosen (read: 2.0 celebrity with thick black eyeglasses to match) and his definition of citizen journalism. It might seem obvious today, but was probably not so when it was published two years ago. He offers a substantive overview of the leading conversation on citizen journalism in its beginnings. The video is not to be missed.

One particular quote he pulled from another 2.0 celebrity Dan Gillmor:

As to who coined it first in its current, digital-age meaning, or at least came closest, I’m not sure there either. But I’d start with Oh Yeon Ho, founder of Korea’s OhmyNews, who said back in antiquity (2000) that “Every citizen is a reporter.” Mr. Oh is one of the real pioneers in this arena, as we would all agree.

Not that we are biased or anything.

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