I just came across an article that looked very interesting. Apparently, CNN is close to expanding “iReport” ( an intiative that allowed users to submitt their own news content) into a separate Web site. Contributors of the site would be able to create their own profiles and the site will be moderated only after the content has already been posted.
Here’s the link to the article, if you’re interested in reading it:
Personally, I think “citizen journalism” is great but I strongly believe that if this site comes to light, there needs to be a better system in place to moderate what users report as news. Without the proper filtering system, false news can easily be reported as something factual, and that is never a good thing!