“Enlarging each other is the deepest calling of journalism, whether it’s done by bloggers, anchors or editors.
We are all authors of each other. What we call authority is the right we give others to author us, to make us who we are. That right is one we no longer give only to our newspapers, our magazines, our TV and radio stations. We give it to anybody who helps us learn and understand What’s Going On in the world. In that world the number of amateur informants goes up while the number of editors on newspaper staffs goes down.”
–Doc Searls writing about giant zero journalism, his phrase for how citizen media and big media are both just elements in a user to user continuum where we consume and contribute and play it forward but where big newspapers still just don’t get it (sez Doc).
Bonus, related links–
- Amy Gahran interpets what Doc is talkin’ about.
- Howard Owens writes about user distributed media and big media cos, lots of good observations.
- Knight Citizen News Network, Citizen Media: Fad or the Future of News? â€” The rise and prospects of hyperlocal journalism
- Dan Gillmor and Lisa Williams, Center for Citizen Media : Frontiers of engagement in community engagemert