Citizen Journalism Filling Local News Void

Jon Friedman on Marketwatch: Far from agonizing about The State of Journalism Today, Merrill Brown sees lots of opportunities for ordinary citizens to shake up local news. “This is a new opportunity for citizens to rethink local news because of the continuing deterioration of the print side of the business,” said Brown, 54, the founder of the MMB Media consultants. Brown was recently named National Editorial Director of News for the 21st Century, a part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.

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