Publication Date: July 1, 2004
Grassroots journalists are challenging the traditional news industry, transforming the one-way flow of information into a conversation. Aiming to go beyond the initial news boundaries, these readers-turned-reporters are publishing in real time to a worldwide audience via the Internet. The impact of their work is just beginning to be felt by professional journalists and the newsmakers they cover. In We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People, nationally known business and technology columnist Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon, and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make and consume the news.