“based upon public citizens "playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analysing, and disseminating news and information.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_journalismBowman, S. and Willis, C. "We Media: How Audiences are Shaping the Future ofNews and Information." 2003, The Media Center at the American Press Institute.
“You can really get a good consensus picture of what’sgoing on that’s stronger than any one newsorganisation could offer… So many people are on theground in different places. And people pick up veryquickly which are the bloggers to read, and they bringthat information forefront and amplify it” - Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia (Allan et al)
Partnership Example – London bombings“our reporting on this story was agenuine collaboration, enabled byconsumer technology…the result wastransformational in its impact … Fromnow on, news coverage is apartnership” (Sambrook, 2005)