Arianna Huffington on Citizen Journalism

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, takes a look at the recent success of citizen journalism and the role it can play in the years to come.

Arianna is better read than viewed (she is overwhelmingly soporific), but the examples she presents in this video, though largely from a US centric perspective, point to the potential of new media to add value to stories reported in traditional media, and bear witness to issues that journalists are barred from or fearful of covering.

One comment on “Arianna Huffington on Citizen Journalism

  1. Andrew
    December 2, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    A comment!!!

    Citizen journalism is a bit idealistic though, if only because the people who would be reporting aren’t trained. Because of that, it’s difficult to surmise how exactly they’ll be able to offer the idealistic objectivity journalism is built on. I don’t think you can have your cake and eat it. Either we sacrifice journalistic ethics, or we offer unfiltered accounts of the news. With that being said, I think it’s a great way to circumvent media controls entirely because the internet is so hard to control.

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