Journalist as Aggregator

by Dan Blank on July 5, 2007

Wired profiles Nicole Lapin, host of CNN.com Live Video, the network’s 24-hour online news service. On her role as a journalist:

“As an anchor in this new medium, what I do is a combination of traditional reporting and pointing people to where they can find the story told best.”

“What [citizen journalists] do can be a great help to what we do, and vice versa. The only video of the Virginia Tech massacre came from a student, not a professional journalist. Even with all of CNN’s bureaus, correspondents, and video journalists across the globe, we can’t be everywhere.”

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