Nieman Reports: The (New) Industry Standard: Making Citizen Broadcasters Into Journalists

For many non-journalists, combining breaking news with a Twitter account is like handing a 15-year-old non-driver the keys to a Maserati. You can expect high-speed misbehavior. The remedy is not rethinking how breaking news is covered, but thinking about how we can put reporting standards and skills, as well as publishing tools, in the hands of citizen journalists.

Elizabeth O'Donovan