Monday, May 16, 2005

Gillmor puts his money where his mouth is

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Dan Gillmor, already a well-known journalist with the San Jose Mercury News, has also emerged in this "Great 2005 Second Blossoming of Blogs" (as I've been calling it) as one of the most outspoken proponents of "citizen journalism" - that is, of everyday random citizens learning the basics of journalistic style and ethics, and actually reporting some of the news that they usually only consume. Well, he's finally put his money where his mouth is - he's quit the mainstream journalism industry and has started up a citizen-journalism website, called Bayosphere.com. Good luck, Mr. Gillmor!