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The citizen, an eyewitness to the truth

Citizen journalists are, of course, nothing of the sort. They may well be citizens but rarely, if ever, journalists. Not for them the concentrated studies that led to their first understanding of the craft, or the ever deeper experience of using words and punctuation to convey a truth or at least a version of it. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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