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Too many cooks spoil the broth.
April 29, 2010

The age old saying, that if too many people become involved in something, it can ruin it. Will this become the case with citizen journalism?

Anyone can be a journalist these days, maybe not a very good journalist, but they can still get the same amount of coverage that many mainstream establised journalists can because of the internet.

But will this be to the detriment of the quality of news?

If there are so many people all trying to do the same job, will the credibility of journalism be lost?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but I feel that established journalists should be segregated from members of cyberspace who are trying to do the same job.

If we can all be journalists in a sense and contribute to news, would journalism lose its relevance?

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