A tremendous amount of research, writing and editing has gone into this
landmark book for citizen journalists being written by the National
Association of Citizen Journalists’ Ron Ross and Susan Cormier. However,
the book is not finished. In fact, it is still undergoing some serious
rewrites and additions.
Briefly, Ross writes from his perspective as a former publisher and
hyper-local news website owner in need of citizen journalists. Cormier writes
from her 28 years of experience in the media arts, including stints as a
broadcast writer, legislative bureau chief, city editor and now citizen
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Citizen Journalist on Ulitzer
The American Revolution produced many notable newspapermen who wrote
passionately in support of independence and who injected into their writings
the idea of a free press. Many of their writings helped develop the press
freedoms that were written into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
That is why the United States has been the world leader for press freedom for
well over 200 years. The US press earned the title of the “Fourth Estate”
because it positioned itself as a watchdog over the government.
This privileged press status is unique to the US a... (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
Citizen Journalism on Ulitzer - The National Association of Citizen
Journalists was formed out of a need that I discovered as the publisher of a
weekly paper in suburban Denver.
For more than a decade, I published a popular, free entertainment weekly
tabloid in Douglas County, Colo., that had lots of fun stuff to read and to
do and lots of ads, but very little news.
In 2001, I started a section in my paper that featured news items concerning
local people and events. I sought the help of several active citizens
expecting them to provide news for thes... (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)