Citizen Journalism: Something for Nothing Won’t Last Long

December 13, 2011 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

As a police officer sprays pepper spray on protesters,
 citizen journalists record the action in Davis, California. (Photo by Louise Macabitas)

A very good read about the new "Citizen Journalism", with commentary by Monroe Gallery photographer Stanley Forman:

"There’s a bit of an exploitative relationship between citizen journalists and news organizations. You have to know enough to ask before you can get paid.” — Steve Myers, Managing Editor,

“It certainly has swung too far in one direction. Whether it’ll ever swing back or not, I don’t know.” –Stanley Forman, Photojournalist

Read the full post here, via Maria Purdy Young

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