Silver Stringers and Junior Journalists: Active information producers

  title={Silver Stringers and Junior Journalists: Active information producers},
  author={Brian K. Smith and Walter Bender and Ingeborg Endte and Jack Driscoll and Marko Turpeinen and Dennis Quan},
  journal={IBM Systems Journal},
Two projects, Silver Stringers and Junior Journalists, are examples of a shift in the role of the news consumer—community members are actively engaged in publishing pursuits previously confined to the traditional media. Their activities range from news gathering and dissemination to asking questions and debating issues of importance, whether local, international, or topical in scope. This paper describes the evolution of these projects, the experiences of the participants, the technologies… CONTINUE READING

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