by Cathy Resmer
It's refreshing to read an articulate defense of citizen journalism from someone with legitimate Old Media cred.
The relationship between "citizen media" and "traditional media" is complicated and evolving. I think it's an exciting time to be a professional journalist. It's important for us to be engaged in the evolution of our craft.
But I still see many traditional media-types — in both the mainstream and the alternative press — instinctively take a defensive stance every time the subject comes up. I think they have some legitimate concerns, but I often see those concerns obscured by anger and fear. It's disheartening. And frustrating.
Thanks, Dan, for having an open mind, and for being a kindred spirit.