“Citizen Journalism Has Not Been Successful on a Large Scale,” SF Chronicle Editor at Large Phil Bronstein

By on 07/29/2008 9:08 PM @beet_tv

While millions of individuals are uploading videos to YouTube, the integration of citizen journalism into mainstream media has not yet happened on a large scale, says Phil Bronstein, former Editor and current Editor at Large of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Phil was a panelist at the Beet.TV online video roundtable last week at Stanford.

We agree.  While CNN’s iReport, Current.com and others are providing the public with tools to upload into managed media environments, this is still in the early stages.

YouTube of course has established a powerful place as platform for citizen journalism which is "curated," not edited, says Steve Grove, YouTube’s news and politics head  who appears in this clip.

Finally, Charles Tillinghast,
president and publisher of msnbc.com agrees with Bronstein that the
integration of citizen journalism into mainstream media is yet to
happen.

Moderating this panel was Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News and now a consultant with the Monitor Group.

Here’s Phil’s take on the conference in his blog post for the San Francisco Chronicle online.

Special thanks to Tony Perkins and the staff of AlwaysOn for hosting at their venue on Tuesday afternoon. Also, thanks to TurnHere for sponsoring us.

More highlights from the conference ahead.

Update:  Great overview on YouTube and citizen journalism by Greg Sandoval over at CNET News.com

– Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

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