It’s not "citizen journalism"

Scott Karp of Publishing 2.0 writes about the NowPublic financing and takes issue with the terms “citizen journalism” (which I admit is a terrible term) and “crowdsourcing” (which I actually kind of like). He says that what is going on at NowPublic is just journalism, period — or perhaps “networked journalism,” which Jeff Jarvis suggested as an alternative here.


My mesh friend Jeff Howe — who coined the term “crowdsourcing” — has a post in response to Scott’s, in which he effectively agrees that it’s really just journalism, extended to new sources.

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  1. […]I wasn’t planning on commenting on the news until I read a provocative post by Scott Karp at Publishing 2.0. In the title Karp declares: “It’s not citizen journalism or crowdsourcing—It’s just journalism.” Like hell, I thought, having recently decompressed from my own sometimes rocky foray into “crowdsourced journalism.” I knew it hadn’t resembled anything else in my nearly two decades of journalism. But Karp won me over.[…]

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