Newspapers Pro or Con: Citizen Journalism Networks

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Many newspapers have now joined citizen journalism networks. The main concern about this is whether there are more positive things that can happen compared to the negative. One of the largest concerns seems to be the actual indepth perception. While these networks simply post breaking and critical stories, they do not always add detailed information that comes out later. the main concern is to inform of the current and seem to be careless about the past.

A positive aspect of this idea is that you will be able to gain income from the many advertisers that are already set up with citizen journalism network. The choice is what you want: profits or well developed stories.


Grant Rodgers March 2, 2010 at 12:22 PM  

I would agree that citizen journalism networks need to be treated with caution. Being untrained and having little experiences, I question the work of citizens and believe that there is still a large need for trained professionals.

Rachel Gull March 4, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

Grant makes a good point. By only publishing breaking news, citizen networks are able to publish only a fraction of a story. The lack of follow-up information or background information gives a reader only snippets of the truth. This is dangerous.

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