The five principles of citizen journalism

29 March 2007

Dan Gillmor‘s Center for Citizen Media has just outlined the five Principles of Citizen Journalism. It’s an attempt, as it says, to “detail the bedrock foundations of journalism to help citizen reporters grasp the fundamentals of the craft in a networked age.”

The principles are: Accuracy, Thoroughness, Fairness, Transparency and Independence.

“We’re not saying that bloggers must follow these guidelines. We are saying that if you’re committed to practicing journalism online, these principles deserve your attention.”

Read the full text here: Principles of Citizen Journalism

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