Finding New People to Tell the Stories

Cox, Craig
December 2006
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p76
The article deals with the progress in democratizing journalism. The increasing rate of citizen journalism has became influential on the political culture. However, this progress in democratizing journalism should highlight the work of the neighborhood and ethnic press that journalists struggled to recruit and sustain a stable of citizen-reporters and develop a workable editorial planning process. The large part of the threats posed by citizen journalism is to teach media literacy to those who live in communities that are too often either overlooked in regular news coverage.


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