Wednesday, February 15, 2006

No substitute for professionals

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark (faulted for costing newspapers much of their livelihood -- the classifieds) talks about a personal interest in some citizen journalism (emphasis mine):
If you've read my blog lately, you'll notice I've been emphasizing recently a balance and merging of professional and citizen journalism. The deal is, there's no substitute for professional-level writing and fact-checking and editing. One of the tenets of the effort I'm involved with is to drive more traffic to professional news sites. People have gotten too excited about citizen journalism, and they're not addressing the balance well.
(Via Romenesko)


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