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Principles of Citizen Journalism

Tapping into the wisdom of the community

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Accuracy & fact-checking
How to get it right

Thoroughness
Going the extra yard for information

Fairness
Treating opposing points of view with respect

Transparency
Disclosure a key ingredient in gaining trust

Independence
Following the story wherever it leads

Interviews
Tapping into the wisdom of the community

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Mike Orren: The ingredients of citizen media

Mike Orren

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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
Length: 13:48
Also see: Independence in journalism video
Download MPEG-4 video (44.6 MB)

"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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