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Friday, December 14, 2007

Dan Gillmor Strikes Again

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 8:55 AM

It's refreshing to read an articulate defense of citizen journalism from someone with legitimate Old Media cred.

The relationship between "citizen media" and "traditional media" is complicated and evolving. I think it's an exciting time to be a professional journalist. It's important for us to be engaged in the evolution of our craft.

But I still see many traditional media-types — in both the mainstream and the alternative press — instinctively take a defensive stance every time the subject comes up. I think they have some legitimate concerns, but I often see those concerns obscured by anger and fear. It's disheartening. And frustrating.

Thanks, Dan, for having an open mind, and for being a kindred spirit.

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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