Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Craigslist founder mulls citizen-journalism project

And speaking of citizen journalism, Craigslist.org founder Craig Newmark recently admitted to the Associated Press that he's thinking about starting up such a group himself. He has no plans to report as of yet, but I think it's interesting that he's been in philosophical discussions with Dan Gillmour and Jeff Jarvis on the subject, two writers I immensely respect and read myself on a daily basis. Newmark's hope, according to the interview, is have a citizen-based "trustworthy daily political report" up and running by the 2006 midterm elections; it should be very interesting to see what comes from something like this.