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A 13-minute video interview with Mike Orren, founder of Pegasus News, a citizen media site in Dallas, Texas. Orren discusses fairness, independence and other attributes that contribute to a quality citizen media site.
Interviewer: JD Lasica
Also see: Independence in journalism video
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"When the users and the community respond to you and say, ‘Hey, you’ve got it wrong,’ you’ve got to give them a voice."—Mike Orren
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