Gillmor’s .org to examine citizen media progress of MSM

By Steve Outing

Sounds like things are starting to move at Dan Gillmor’s new Center for Citizen Media. (Disclosure: I’m on its advisory board.) Gillmor posted a note to the Center’s blog today announcing that the organization is about to begin some research that will closely examine what traditional media organizations are doing — “beyond staff-created blogs and podcasts” — to directly involve the audience in the journalism process. Gillmor says he’ll post more details of the research next week.

Fellow advisory board member Craig Newmark (that’s Craigslist’s Craig) is helping to jump-start the project by paying for some Web development and student-researcher work. I look forward to seeing what comes from this!

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!