Report: CNN citizen journalism site close to launch

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:

http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9869182-36.html?tag=cd.blog

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!

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2 thoughts on “Report: CNN citizen journalism site close to launch

  1. Wow, sounds interesting! I agree. I think that this kind of medium for people to express their opinions is great, as is blogging. It allows the media to see what the public cares about and wants to know. The problem, however, comes in when people start taking opinion as fact and people start generalizing everyone as “journalists.” The line seems to be blurring more and more as time passes and new media emerges, further damaging the idea of a journalist as people associate everyone from a blogger to comedians like Jon Stewart as part of the “media.”

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