Community News Commons Convener and veteran network television documentary writer, director and producer. Media studies instructor, trainer and consultant.

The Reality of Citizen Journalism and CNC Training

Morley Safer, journalist and long time co-host of CBS’s famed TV news magazine show, 60 Minutes, recently said, “I would trust citizen journalism as much as I would trust citizen surgery.” Safer’s take on the changing face of journalism is blunt: “The blogosphere is no alternative, crammed as it is with ravings and manipulations of…

It’s always about the story…

I started my career in journalism nearly thirty years ago. Aside from wanting to earn a living, my main goal was to help give a voice to those who didn’t have one. And back then, that included most of society. Those were the days before the internet; social networks were the groups of people you…