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UNITY ‘08: Citizen Media: Entrepreneurial Ventures Plug Gaps in Local News

Around the world, ordinary readers and viewers are contributing photos, video and their own forms of citizen journalism to the news and information landscape. From placeblogs to hyperlocal Web sites, these ventures are gaining momentum, supplementing breaking-news stories, filling voids in local news, and delivering a new competition to mainstream media.

Sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Audio Slideshows:

Suzanne McBrideSuzanne McBride
Professor, Columbia College Chicago Journalism Department

Abdirahman Aynte

Abdirahman Aynte
Correspondent, BBC World Service

Bruce KoonBruce Koon
News Director, KQED-FM Public Radio, San Francisco


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