A recent edition of Editor and Publisher, the oldest journal covering the
newspaper industry, reported on a study by the University of Missouri School
of Journalism that found that the number of citizen journalists is
insufficient to meet the needs of shrinking newsrooms. Here is the lead
paragraph of the story:
Citizen journalism isn’t stepping up sufficiently to fill the
“information shortfall” caused by cutbacks in the newsrooms of newspapers
and other traditional news organizations, a University of Missouri School of
Journalism study finds.
To read the whole story – CLICK HERE.
Why are there too few citizen journalists? I can think of at least five
It is a new movement. Everything about citizen journalism is experimental,
entrepreneurial or totally new-fangled. Because it is new, it has no
tradition, organization or universally accepted standards. The... (more)
Citizen Journalism on Ulitzer
Citizen Journalism on Ulitzer - In the USA and the rest of the free world the
debate about citizen journalism surrounds things like accuracy, sourcing,
journalistic standards, reliability, consistency, etc.
While the discussion about citizen journalism in totalitarian countries like
Iran, Myanmar, China and Venezuela is about how to stay out of jail, how to
avoid beatings and how to keep from “disappearing.”
Canadian Blogger Jeff Jedras is in attendance at the World Blogging Forum in
Bucharest, Romania Nov. 9 – 12 and appeared on a panel with bloggers... (more)
Citizen Journalism on Ulitzer
If you’re seeking wealth and fame, journalism might not be your best
choice. No one enters the field to get rich, and only a few ever become
An entry-level journalist will barely earn enough to survive if a job is even
available in today’s shrinking journalism job market. Even experienced beat
reporters don’t live in the rich part of town. The only people receiving
truly handsome wages in the news media today are celebrity journalists seen
on network and cable television news stations.
Fame is also elusive for most journalists. Only a few becom... (more)
If you’re a photojournalist or a citizen journalist activist like me,
you’ll find it a most interesting website.
Have you been to http://www.mayomo.com/ yet?
Be sure you have lots of time, because you can get lost for a couple of hours
watching fascinating footage from around the world.
MaYoMo is short for Map Your Moments. It is a video-centric social network
for citizen photojournalists and multimedia news content providers from all
around the world.
MaYoMo was one of the first news sources to provide raw video footage of the
Haiti earthquake and is increasingly becoming a credib... (more)
The New York Times is losing more than readers these days. The newspaper once
again faces an
The New York Times - Embarassed Again
embarrassing charge of plagiarism by one of its reporters.
According to a recent post on www.Breitbart.com, the Times has opened an
investigation on a Wall Street and finance reporter who seemed unable to word
his own stories. Zachery Kouwe has been charged with using words virtually
cut and pasted from Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and other sources
without attribution. The Wall Street Journal alerted the Times of Kouwe’s
naughty deeds and the in... (more)