Monday, November 12, 2007

What Douglas McGill has learned from his Citizen Journalist students

great lessons Douglas McGill (The McGill Report) shares what he has learned over three years teaching citizen journalist:

1. Citizens are an untapped source of expertise and positive civic energy that journalists can help unlock ...
2. There is no substitute for a strong, independent, institutional journalism ...
3. Citizens can help journalists reconnect to the wellsprings of their craft ...
4. Journalists need to learn citizenship skills, as much as citizens need to learn journalism ...
5. A good citizen journalism class, like a great newspaper, allows for all types of expression – artistic, poetic, literary, photographic, musical, comical and fun ...
6. Citizens create vital community consciousness through the discipline of writing journalistically ...
7. I’m the one who needs to change ...

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via Leonard Witt at PJNet

(cross-posted my On Social Media Blog)

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