MediaPost Publications Bloggers Now Eligible For Press Passes In NYC 03/03/2010.
In a nod to the growing influence of online journalists, New York City said Tuesday that bloggers and others who publish on the Web will now be eligible for press credentials.
The move comes as a result of a lawsuit filed in 2008 by three Web journalists who were denied press passes. In New York, journalists with press passes are typically allowed to cross police barricades at public events.
This is a good thing. Journalism is a fundamental cornerstone of a strong democracy and an open and progressive society. The problem, however, is that many people associate journalism only with print news – newspapers and magazines. With the rapid decline of print there’s a fear that journalism is also in danger.
via Reporting is Now a Commodity, but Journalism Isn’t « HighTalk.
With citizen journalism comes great responsibility.
Do citizen journalists have a responsibility to ethics? Yes. The problem is some citizen journalists do not realize they have that responsibility, because they do not even know itexists.
via Are Ethics Missing in Citizen Journalism? – Associated Content – associatedcontent.com.
Commentary: Let’s quit arguing the merits of “mainstream” versus “citizen” journalism and instead work together on “better” journalism.
via The silliest, and most destructive, debate in journalism.