Citizen Journalists: What's Their Role?
Guests: Jay Rosen and Clarence Page
By Newseum staff
"A journalist is a mediator, really. You mediate between the event, the news and the audience."
— Clarence Page
"There are people doing journalism whose day job is journalism, and there are people doing journalism who have some other day job. … The authority of the journalist starts when you are able to say, 'I was there, you weren't.'"
— Jay Rosen
Rapidly changing technology and the Internet have redefined who is a journalist. Guests Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune and Jay Rosen, professor of journalism at New York University, examine the ways traditional newsrooms are engaging their audience and incorporating user-generated content.
About Clarence Page
Clarence Page is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune,where he began his newspaper career in 1969.He is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and "The McLaughlin Group."
About Jay Rosen
Jay Rosen is a professor of journalism at New York University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He is author of PressThink, a weblog about journalism and is a leading proponent of citizen journalism.