Citizen Journalism is a hot topic, and for a good reason. If the internet is going to live up to its promise of connecting people, the methods and tools for reporting on our lives have to be distributed to the people. That’s Jay Rosen of NYU’s definition of Citizen Journalism
The cottonwoods are tall and scraggly, leaning over each other as shaking hands in friendship. This is their world, a place where they can stand undisturbed by little more than a few hikers and the buzz of motorboats. Their size alone gives them an authority that allows them to speak silently, telling stories about their world that reach back over the centuries. This is Pike Island, an island in the Mississippi that has been allowed to go back to the way it was two centuries ago when Europeans first arrived.