Catch 22 of citizen media

 “You need money to recruit writers but you need writers to make money.” — Co-founder John Ndege of the UK citizen journalism start-up Scribblesheet , which shut down after just six months. Ndege told a blogger/columnist at the Guardian newspaper that he does think there’s a need for citizen journalism — but can’t reconcile the site’s fundamental problem with finances.


(When can we  — please — get rid of the phrase “citizen media?” And must an online column at a newspaper be called a blog instead of a column?)