Tom Grubisich’s blog titled “How is Citizen Journalism Playing Out Today?” takes a look at a variety of news outlets and their use or non-use of citizen journalists.
Comments ranged from “we generate over 65 percent of our content from volunteers” to “you can’t depend on citizen journalists.”
In the end, Grubisich concludes that “citizen journalism is in a new place — with less emphasis on ‘citizen’ and more on ‘journalism’.’’
Read the entire blog and see the various opinions at: http://streetfightmag.com/2011/10/27/how-is-citizen-journalism-playing-out-today/.
Susan Cormier is the co-author of the “Handbook for Citizen Journalists” (www.citizenjournalistnow.com).