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Mark Glaser at Online Journalism Review says “There’s a new animal in online newsrooms — the editor in charge of citizen journalism and blogs.”
Newspaper companies feel, he writes, that this is their best chance to grab a younger audience and survive in a world of dwindling circulation.
Traditional news organizations are grappling with whether they should do any editing to blogs, what standards they should apply, and how citizen journalism can fit into the ad-dependent traditional publishing space.