Mainstream Media Embrace Citizen Journalism Tools

Josh Catone looks at how mainstream media has embraced the tools of citizen journalists.

“It’s interesting to see how the techniques and technologies of amateur, citizen journalists are adopted, co-opted, and integrated by the mainstream media. Take blogs, for example, which earlier in this decade seemed like just an outlet for amateur web publishers. Fast forward a few years and you’ll be hard pressed to find any mainstream news source that doesn’t embrace blogging in some way — lists 245 blogs run by mainstream news sites.”

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