Sunday, February 12, 2006

CITIZEN JOURNALISM: More citizen and less journalism, says Topix founder

Rich Skrenta, the founder of Topix.NET, is tracking experiments in citizen
journalism, including his own company's. Topix aggregates third-party news
from newspaper and blog sites around the United States so that you can
type in a zipcode and get all the news that's online for a particular
place ( Knight-Ridder, Tribune Co. and Gannett Co.
Inc. own 49% of Topix. Here is his post:

What he says in a nutshell: Stop trying to rate citizen journalism sites
based on journalism principles -- it's something different -- more citizen
than journalist.

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