“I think the idea that (journalism) organizations can go away because now everybody is a journalist is ridiculous. It takes time, it takes investment, and it adheres to certain standards for it to be credible.” – Vivian Schiller
With the proliferation of inexpensive production and publishing tools and do-it-yourself movements, everyone can consider themselves an expert. This trend gets mixed reactions from professionals, yet it will have increasing value as “net native” platforms evolve.
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