Citizen Journalism

Modern news is no longer about competition; but, cooperation. It’s not about exclusivity; but, curration and corroboration. It’s no longer just about pushing content; but, pulling content in, to go beyond passive consumption of news to a pardigm of active participation in news creation, consumption and analysis. ¬†And, the more entry points a reader has to participate in the news value chain, the greater the potential there is to build better news products.

Modern news organizations that win will adopt bottom-up, crowds-sourcing efforts to gather leads, feedback, suggestions and help fact check. ¬†Because when sources can go direct the organizations that win are the one’s that provide the tools, the platforms and the monetization to help sources go direct — successfully.