Gigaom | Journalism Gets Better the More People Who Do It ::a collaboration of pro and adhoc scribes::


Now, anyone with a blog or a Twitter account or a cellphone camera could be a journalist, at least for a moment.

That has since been proven over and over, with photos and videos and reporting of everything from a plane landing in the Hudson River to earthquakes, and more recently, uprisings and revolution in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Traditional journalists still have a role to play as well, in part because all that “crowdsourced” content has to be aggregated and curated — and verified and added to — by people such as NPR’s Andy Carvin, with new social-media powered tools like Storify.

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