Citizen Journalist 2

I was too quick to chastise the use of Citizen Journalism. In fact, the New York Times has pointed out one very crucial niche — paparazzi.

I can’t think of a more appropriate use of citizen journalism than paparazzi. Why? Because the context and veracity of a photo of actor X in sweatpants makes no difference. It’s merely the image that counts. And if some random dude is lucky enough to photograph Suri Cruise with his cellphone, then more power to him.

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Allen Murabayashi is the co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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