Citizen journalism is “b*llsh#t”

Guardian scribe Jemima Kiss reports that online news veteran Vin Crosbie is fed up with citizen journalism, recently writing on a Poynter discussioin group that it “isn’t journalism at all and a lot of it is simply b*llsh#t.” Kiss says the media have lost touch with their readers, embracing citizen journalism in an ineffectual attempt to regain credibility with readers. The media need to look beyond hype to trends that serve their audience now and in the future.