New Polk Curator Talks Citizen Journalism

John Darnton, a reporter and editor who had a long and distinguished career at The New York Times before his 2005 retirement, has just been named curator of the George Polk Awards in Journalism. Darnton, a 1982 Pulitzer winner, is himself a two-time Polk Award recipient.

This past November, Darnton and Jeff Jarvis spoke on a panel, “The Future of Citizen Journalism,” as part of CJR and Consumer Reports’s “Consumer Revolution on the Web” conference. Audio of that conversation is available here.

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.