Reading Response #10 – Participatory Journalism

In his chapter “Crowd-Powered Collaboration,” author Mark Briggs talks about the increasing participatory role of the public in the newsgathering process.  He quotes Clay Shirky who says about the evolving nature of journalism, “The change isn’t a shift from one kind of news institution to another but rather in the definition of news: from news as an institutional prerogative to news as part of a communications ecosystem, occupied by a mix of formal organizations, information collectives and individuals.”  This is the state of the 4th Estate but is this a good thing?

Don’t forget to post your responses by the Tuesday 11/12 @11:59 deadline.

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