Quote of the day: 9/11 & the move to We Media

“September 11 marked an important date in the history of how people got information when a major news event happened, In the wake of the attacks, more people increasingly sought – and shared – information on the Internet. Do-it-yourself journalism became more popular on the Web, while Americans helped cope with the crisis by posting their own reactions – and reading those of others – on both mainstream and non-mainstream media sites.’Four years later, there are even more sources [of information] and even more familiarity with the variety of sources that exist, and in that four-year time period, there has been an explosion of media production tools in the hands of people.”
Rich Gordon, director of the new media program at Northwestern University
‘s Medill School of Journalism.