Reuters’ Glocer- Old media must embrace the amateur

FT.com / Comment & analysis / Comment – Old media must embrace the amateur

Tom Glocer op eds in the FT about the role of MSM in a citizen journalism world. Good points, now let’s see Reuters put it into action. Sample suggestions I would make are:

1. Make all content bloggable — no cost walls, no reg walls

2. Make photographs, charts, maps, and other graphics bloggable under fair use. No server side blocks.

3. Initiate del.icio.us tagging on all Reuter’s stories

4. Open a contribute function to permit citizen journalists to upload their contributions adjacent to the “professional content”

Borgy101 – Nothing to see here.

Borgy101 – Nothing to see here.

Todd Borglund, the acerbic wit of CXO Media, and manager of production services, has launched a blog. When we were trialing a new blog system at CXO in the 4th quarter, the Borgy Blog was a personal favorite, but since it was hidden in a sandbox, the world was spared such great posts as the guy who sued Home Depot because some glued his butt to a toilet seat.