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10/07/2008

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BryanG

Of course the possibility for mis-information and abuse is there but the Wikipedia model has proven to be decent when it comes to user generated content
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4530930.stm

Perfect NO, but there have been and still are as many books that are published through the traditional writer/editor/publisher model that are rife with mis statements and fundamental inaccuracies. So it's just a matter of whose lies you prefer. And the bottom line is, regardless of the media, the burden is on the reader to vet the information and balance their sources.

BryanG

Of course the possibility for mis-information and abuse is there but the Wikipedia model has proven to be decent when it comes to user generated content
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4530930.stm

Perfect NO, but there have been and still are as many books that are published through the traditional writer/editor/publisher model that are rife with mis statements and fundamental inaccuracies. So it's just a matter of whose lies you prefer. And the bottom line is, regardless of the media, the burden is on the reader to vet the information and balance their sources.

Bethany Asbell

It is important for businesses to remember that citizen journalism is a very new medium and that it still needs a great deal of fine tuning and even then should never be blindly depended upon. Companies and media outlets have a great tool in citizen journalism, however, they still have the responsibility of keeping a close eye on the content being produced.

Neil Vineberg

Check out Dave Cohn's effort called Spot.us (http://www.spot.us). I think it's an inspired and inspirational initiative.

Danny Szlauderbach

Rosebud.

Leah Thrasher

Citizen journalism is a great thing for media companies and corporations to utilize. The biggest problem with it right now is not having the proper information to check the facts. Average joes will submit stories and videos of happenings in the world, but with no names and phone numbers of people who can verify the stories. In order for citizen journalism to work, accountability needs to be established. When a professional receives the "news," facts need to be checked before the information enters the mainstream media. It's a great and beautiful thing if used properly. Rarely are there enough media professionals out there to obtain video and pictures the moment something important occurs. Let's face it, people want videos. We want to see what happened, not just read about it later. This is a show AND tell world. Professional journalists will always be there to provide the appropriate facts-checked "tell," while citizen journalists will be there with the cameras rolling ready to "show" us what happened. And of course the users will be there to provide corrections after the fact.

Emre

thank you very much

perde

thank you

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