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November 18, 2005

Open-Source Journalism (Chapter 7)

"For the first time in modern history the user is truly in charge, as a consumer and as a producer."

Gillmor identifies two segments of the population that had actively participated in print journalism and now in its digital counterpart.

The first got involved via letters to the editor. In digital newsmaking, however, their local voice extends globally.

The other group, a spin off of the former, takes blogging seriously. They are the innovaters that develop web sites, mailing lists, and implements SRS.

The resulting open-source journalism explodes throughout the cyber world.

Posted by NancyGregg at November 18, 2005 10:07 AM