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Citizen Journalism vs. Traditional Journalism

By Shane Joseph, published on Mar 15, 2012

I have been following this ongoing debate as to whether free journalistic content on the Internet and real-time amateur photos uploaded from the world’s flashpoints will outpace traditional journalism. No, say the traditionalists: our investigative journalists go deep and cover many viewpoints. Wrong, say the citizen journalists: our information is current and we have no profit motive behind it. We are impartial, counter the traditionalists. You are paid by advertisers, so you have to be politically correct, say the rebels. Our personnel risk their lives in the world’s hotspots and many of... (more)

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