Tuesday, March 27, 2007

User-generated journalism

The Changing Media Summit has been examining the future of journalism in the wake of new technology that's increasingly redefining mass communication. Newspapers, radio, television, mobile phones, internet: all are in the midst of tech-triggered changes.

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger spoke of the possibility of newspapers allowing lot more of user-generated content. He said: "We are grappling with this balance of what goes on to the website and what goes in the paper. A great part of that web [content] will be generated by users in time."

But he was quick to clarify that this will only be a complimentary role. "The role of journalists in this multi-media age has not changed and that user-generated content will only be a compliment to their work." (Source: Press Gazette)

1 comment:

  1. I take it that users will supply stories without financial compensation. If that is wrong, please let me know, because if the online papers start paying users, this user might be inspired to supply a story of two.