Sorry for the absence folks, I had three finals on Tuesday and one on Wednesday, plus some projects to finish up before the end of the semester.
Having business cards made has already turned out to be a great idea. I ran into a couple of people the other day who are in excellent positions to help me out in my attempts to get internships, clips, and general newsroom experience.
The last bit of required reading for classes struck me as an excellent post topic: The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism
It’s a great read, full of applications of citizen journalism to traditional media frames. From allowing public comment on any article to incorporating citizen contributions to the newsroom as a wiki, Steve Outing’s article advocates embracing citizen contributions instead of trying to fight them.
What do you think of citizen journalism? Will incorporating CJ make or break the newspaper industry?