Wednesday, July 29, 2009

An age of hobbyists journalists?

Explorations into the changing landscape of 21st century journalism continue to bring in new themes - citizen journalism; everyone is a journalist, two-way conversation, web filters, web curators, the people formerly known as the audience, twitter reporting, and of course bloggers. Add 'hobbyist journalist' to the mix.

In an interview, Wired editor Chris Anderson, of the Long Tail fame says :
"Maybe the media is going to be a part-time job..."Maybe media won't be a job at all, but will instead be a hobby,"

A let down or a leg up?

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