I am more than a little bit nervous to say that for week 9’s lecture on citizen journalism, I almost completely disagreed with Ted the whole way through it.
I am a staunch believer in the power that legacy media, and its journalists, remain and continue to have as icons of truth, justice, and storytelling.
I understand that citizen journalism is also a powerful, and effective source of news reporting. But its fickle nature, unregulated output, and fairly easy ability to be manipulated make me question Ted’s idea that citizen journalism will drive legacy media into its grave.
We need people that understand the importance of journalism; that understand the importance of getting the story out there when no one else will or can.