> The concept of citizen journalism was first popularized by the Korean > online newspaper OhmyNews.
Ok, I'll take the bait. I don't mean to question the evidently positive achievements of OhmyNews, but it would appear that 'citizen journalism' has been around for much, much longer than 2000. One could say citizen journalism is the condition in which 'journalism' as a profession sprung forth, if one takes the birth of the newspaper into account in the 18th century. And certainly in more recent examples, everything from '60s counterculture publications such as Rolling Stone and Spider to '80s DiY 'zines, the longstanding campus and community radio networks worldwide to the birth of IndyMedia circa 1997 in Seattle/Vancouver are all outstanding examples of 'citizen journalism'. Unless 'citizen journalism' is some kind of reinvigorated and totally new meaning as well as historical context that diverts from this lineage? I get the impression here that citizen journalism as defined by Ohmynews (with its CEO) has more to do with setting up institutional counter-institutions and thus sees itself as the founder of 'citizen journalism' on a broad scale, but then wouldn't it be necessary to question as to what basis one is engaging in 'citizen journalism' with this kind of institutional hierarchy? Glad to see Bill Moyer back on PBS mind you. Mornin' Nettime. tV tobias c. van Veen -----------++++ http://www.quadrantcrossing.org -- McGill Communication & Philosophy # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and "info nettime-l" in the msg body # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED]