[Apologies to those who receive two copies of this due to blind
I am attempting to resolve an issue with the paper I'm helping the UoW
prepare regarding their experimental use of Wikinews as a student
To whit, avoiding the term "citizen journalist" and distinguishing work
written on Wikinews from some random person's blog where they purloin
the lede from a mainstream story and append an editorial rant.
So far, the only distinct term I have come up with is "civic reporter".
I would certainly welcome something more effective, and more catchy. I'm
sure most people can relate to my concerns regarding "citizen
journalist" being a term readily applied in a derogatory manner.
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Brian_McNeil - Accredited Reporter.
Facts don't cease to be facts, but news ceases to be news.