From a Voice in the Wilderness to the Wisdom of Crowds: Citizen Journalism, Nonprofit Organizations and Social Change featuring Dan Gillmor speaking at the NetSquared Conference 2006.
They used to say that freedom of the press belonged to those who could own presses, but today the words "we are the media" are a common cry from an emerging corps of citizen journalists. What's a social change organization to do in this changing media landscape?
Citizen journalists have played an important role in the rise and fall of politicians and media icons around the world. Traditional media faces declining distribution and runs stories about "the attack of the blogs". From neighborhood controversies to events of international proportion, news coverage and analysis of the world today is coming from unconventional quarters in the form of writing, photography, video and voice, published online and consumed around the world.
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Dan Gillmor is founder of the Center for Citizen Media, a project to enhance and expand grassroots media and its reach. The center is an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Law School and
the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Gillmor is author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (O'Reilly Media, 2004), a book that explains the rise of citizens' media and why it matters.