Chapter 7 Discussion Questions

Writing about blogging!

Blogs have changed over time to become not only more news-based, but to create a community where individuals can come together to express ideas. Where do you think blogs will go next?

“Asking readers to post their reactions to the event or meeting gives readers ownership of the coverage and can strengthen the bonds of the community. Of course, the obligation to check facts remains for the journalist, even when — especially when — presenting news gathered by interactors.”

After reading the direct quote from the text above, do you see any problems that could arise? Where have you seen how this type of citizen journalism has/has not worked?

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