points us to a story discussing the future of news reporting. For over a year, CNN has been accepting user-generated news stories
and posting the best of them for all to see. Earlier this week, CNN handed over the reins of iReport.com
, allowing unfiltered and unedited content from anyone who cares to participate
, provided it adheres to "established community guidelines". Analysts point to the amateur footage from the Virginia Tech shootings and the Minnesota bridge collapse as an example of the capabilities of distributed reporting. Will this form of user-driven reporting (with which we are well acquainted) come to challenge or supplant traditional new broadcasting?