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 intrigue continues. Breitbart’s full column is
The lesson for citizen journalists, not to mention the pros, is simple: WRITE
YOUR OWN STUFF. It’s much easier to take the time to word you... (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)
Citizen Journalism Studied Around the World
Citizen journalism, once the butt of jokes by professional journalists, is
now studied by over 51 major universities around the world. The website
www.academia.edu (who’s researching what?) recently posted a list of major
universities where citizen journalism is being taught, studied or researched
on some level. Here’s the link to their list:
As Catalyst-in-Chief of the National Association of Citizen Journalists,
I’m pleased to see that some J-schools now recognize the role that John an... (more)
As promised...here are nine reasons why senior citizens offer the fastest and
best immediate answer to the shortfall of citizen journalists -
There are many of them - and as the Baby Boomers enter retirement years,
there will be many more. They are well educated. Senior citizens went through
public schools when public schools still focused largely on the three Rs.
Many went to colleges, universities, community colleges or are self-educated.
US senior citizens are the most educated generation of seniors in the history
of the world. They are under-utilized. Retirement no longer mean... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Newspapers were published from the 1500s to the 1900s, not by professional
journalists but by citizen journalists. Now, with the worldwide movement of
citizen journalism, THE CITIZENS ARE BACK!
The idea of citizens writing the news is not a new one. In fact, it is an
idea that is as old as the newspaper itself.
There were no professional journalists around 50 BC when Julius Caesar,
serving as the First Counsel of Rome, ordered scribes to publish the Acta
Diurna, a daily report of governmental activities.
There were no professional journalists in the early 1400s... (more)