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Of Neighbors and Citizen-Journalists

I find what is represented by this photograph to be extraordinarily troubling–a distinguished scholar in handcuffs led out of his own house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after a neighbor had reported him to the police as a possible burglar when he was only trying to break into his own home. The front door was jammed, he [...]

Another Kind of Citizen Journalism

Much has been made in recent years of the ability of non-professionals to write articles, offer opinions and make photographs or videos that then appear online, competing with and sometimes supplanting the role of the professional journalist. The trend has been called a movement, “citizen journalism.”
The billions of images on the Web, the enormous numbers [...]