HuffPo’s Citizen Journalists (Now More Journalist-y?)

Reports Jeff Bercovici:

The next batch of aspiring Mayhill Fowlers will have to behave a little more like journalists…


As [The Huffington Post] prepares to roll out its new citizen-journalism project, Eyes and Ears, the site is drawing up a new set of contributor guidelines to replace the “Citizen Journalism Publishing Standards” issued last week for the benefit of the 1,800 or so volunteers who have signed up to cover the tea parties. While there’s nothing in the current guidelines requiring contributors to identify themselves before soliciting quotes, a spokesman says the finalized guidelines will, in fact, include such a requirement.



Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.