Friday, July 18, 2008

More examples of Citizen Journalism

YouTube Citizen News:
This service by the biggest video site on the web appears to be a altruistic go at empowering citizens to tell their own stories.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQkON7NN6WY

A potentially better attempt to harness this phenomenon though is http://www.nowpublic.com/
NowPublic has created a "less-amateur" citizen media by inserting a layer of governance and checks from a known group of experienced volunteers (including a former BBC News head) who oversee and manage content quality.

As we see more of these services start and grow, you do wonder if this is Press 2.0 in action...
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