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Summary:

The authorities in New York are discovering what Egypt also learned — that it’s not as easy to regulate or arrest journalists when everyone is a journalist. But while that may make our lives a little more complicated, it is fundamentally a good thing for society.

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When the Arab Spring demonstrations were under way in Egypt’s Tahrir Square and reports were streaming out through Twitter and Facebook and text messages and cellphone videos, it was easy to feel superior to the Egyptian government. How could they not realize that information can no longer be contained by blockades or even internet blackouts when everyone has the power to publish? Now the authorities in New York City and elsewhere have been getting a dose of that medicine, with the “Occupy Wall Street” protests being tweeted and live-streamed in real time. As the Associated Press learned this week to its chagrin, we all have newswires at our disposal now.

One of the things the NYC police have been trying to do to keep a lid on the protests is corral and/or exclude journalists from certain areas — and in many cases even arrest them — and then argue that only “registered” journalists are allowed to move freely (in an Orwellian move, the New York police restricted them to what they called “Free Speech Zones”). As Elisabeth Spiers of the New York Observer noted, the rules that govern who can be considered an official journalist for police purposes are convoluted and in some cases even contradictory, since they require that someone report on events before applying for a permit — events that they should not have been reporting on without a permit.

How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t

New York’s attempts to regulate the practice of journalism seem as antiquated as attempts in other jurisdictions such as Quebec to create an official licencing system, an idea that in some cases is supported by traditional journalistic organizations out of a fear that their livelihood is being threatened by “citizen” reporters or bloggers. But as journalism professor Jay Rosen has argued many times, the practice of journalism gets better when there are more people doing it, and nowhere has that become more obvious than in places like Tahrir Square — and now in Zucotti Park and other similar locations.

Among those who seem to see this as a threat are traditional news sources like the Associated Press, which chewed out its reporters this week for posting to Twitter about their colleagues being arrested in New York. The AP said later that its response was driven by concern for the safety of its reporters rather than a desire to save the news for its customers — but failed to explain why the memo from a senior editor mentioned only the rule about not scooping the wire, and said nothing about concern for its journalists.

As Jon Mitchell at Read/Write Web described in his post about the use of social media around the Occupy protests, real-time news via Twitter and Flickr and other services, when combined with curation tools like Storify (which was developed by former Associated Press foreign correspondent Burt Herman) can produce a powerful form of journalism that equals — or even exceeds — what traditional sources can provide. Are there errors and omissions and other flaws in this kind of real-time reporting by non-journalists? Of course there are. But they tend to get corrected just as quickly as they would in the mainstream media, if not faster.

One of the real threats to traditional journalism that come out of this phenomenon (if there are any) is that the ability to report and publish and broadcast the news in real time from events such as the Zucotti Park protests can turn anyone into what journalists have traditionally been: namely, a trusted filter for the news. Mitchell describes how one college student created a summary of the event that got tens of thousands of views in a matter of hours and was embedded by the Washington Post. Does that make him a journalist? Of course it does — in exactly the same way that Pakistani programmer Sohaib Athar became a journalist by live-tweeting the raid on Osama bin Laden, something NPR digital editor Andy Carvin described as a “random act of journalism.”

Freedom of the press matters when the internet is the press

As Mitchell points out, Storify is coming close to being a news source that competes with newspapers and other traditional media outlets, by selecting and curating the most interesting reports produced with its aggregation tools. So what are mainstream media entities doing to compete? Are they just telling their journalists not to post to social media networks, as AP and others have done — or are they trying to take advantage of these tools? The BBC has an entire news-desk set up to process and fact-check reports that come in via Twitter and YouTube and other networks, a process that applies traditional journalistic processes to these new information sources. That’s a smart approach, and one that other media outlets could learn from.

The disruption of journalism thanks to the “democracy of distribution” (as Om has called it) is also one of the reasons why laws like the Stop Online Piracy Act are a real danger. What if a site like WikiLeaks or a citizen-journalism service is accused of using copyrighted material in a news report? Their site could be removed from the internet and shut down by payment companies (as WikiLeaks has been) without even a court hearing to prove their guilt. Freedom of the press becomes a lot more important when everyone is the press — or rather, when the internet itself becomes the press.

So what does the world look like when journalism is everywhere? We are beginning to find out. And while it may be a frightening prospect if you are a traditional media company, there is a lot to be optimistic about if you are just interested in the news. A world where everyone is a journalist may be a bit more chaotic and a bit more complicated than the one we are used to, but it will also be a bit more free, and that is clearly a good thing.

Post and thumbnail photos courtesy of Flickr users Petteri Sulonen and Rosaura Ochoa

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  1. Interesting. Personally, I prefer to hang my decisions on pro reporters who talk to real people and get multiple sources, etc. it’s just too easy for some kook to masquerade as “multiple sources” and feed BS. I’ll look at how the BBC does their sourcing. I’d bet released stories involve person to person.

    1. It’s good to be skeptical, Bob — of both citizen journalism and the regular kind.

  2. Disagree strongly. “Citizen journalism” is one of those terms that never should have been invented. Everyone can *report* on things, but journalism has traditionally meant a higher standard to live by – of objectivity and impartiality. The result of “everyone can be a journalist” is Fox News style bias. By my definition, of course, many existing “journalists” are really just reporting news and opinion, based on mass media’s desire to appeal to the masses rather than uphold a strong journalistic integrity.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Ron — but no one invented citizen journalism. It has just happened, whether we like it or not. And the benefits (to me at least) far outweigh the disadvantages.

    2. “The result of ‘everyone can be a journalist’ is Fox News style bias.”

      I’ll buy the tradition of standards definition of Journalism (big J), but I haven’t heard this argument before. Fox News is still top-down Big Media. How did “Citizen journalism” “result” in that?

      1. Correction: Fox News OR NY Times style bias. Bias comes in many flavors or shades. The Fox News style bias is ‘in your face’ and obvious for all to see. The NY Times style bias is insidious, at times unrecognizable, especially by those who advocate its approach.

    3. With respect, Mr. Blechner, your argument holds no water. The propaganda machine that calls itself Fox News is not a product of citizen journalism. It is a product of the same forces that give us CBS and the New York Times. Yes, there should be higher standards than pandering to the masses or distorting facts in order to advance a point of view. At the moment, however, there’s little to suggest that these standards are confined to professional journalists, or missing from citizen journalists.

  3. “Are there errors and omissions and other flaws in this kind of real-time reporting by non-journalists? Of course there are. But they tend to get corrected just as quickly as they would in the mainstream media, if not faster.”

    This is a very broad and very provocative assertion. But hard numbers about the accuracy and error-correcting properties of various information channels are notoriously hard to come by. So I’d like to know a little more about why you believe this is true.

    1. I believe it because I have seen it happen again and again — in the stream of coverage Andy Carvin has been producing, and elsewhere. Corrections appearing faster (and spreading faster) than in traditional media sources. Of course, I have no hard data to confirm this — just my own observations :-) Thanks for the comment, Jonathan.

      1. I’ll believe that correx are faster on Twitter, when they happen. But, bad information is a huge problem in some circumstances — I say this on behalf of my reporter colleagues who have been chasing down the massive number of rumors circulating on Twitter about Occupy Wall Street. Truly, the disinformation has been epic.

        My underlying point is that we really know almost nothing about the relative accuracy of different information sources, for different purposes and in different scenarios. It’s basically never been measured. Here’s all I know:

        For pro journalism:
        http://jonathanstray.com/measuring-and-increasing-accuracy-in-journalism

        For Wikipedia:
        http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7070/full/438900a.html

        For Twitter:
        AFAIK, information accuracy has never been measured for any social media channel.

  4. As we have come to learn over the time that has passed since the L.B. Johnson administration, if we must respect the civil rights of all, what it really means is we can equally disregard the civil rights of ALL. In the same light, if everyone is a journalist, no journalist protections will remain.

    1. That’s an excellent point, Kevin — if we are all journalists (or potential journalists) does that mean we all get the same protections, or does it mean that no one does?

  5. Last night, I replaced the battery in my car. I’m a citizen mechanic.

  6. Matt, would you say it’s less journalism everywhere and really distribution everywhere? Twitter a wire service of video and pictures captured by individuals and used in journalism, but usually they don’t amount to the contextual storytelling I associate with journalism. Storify aside, I think the real revolution is the “democracy of distribution” you mention, and it’s hard to stretch it past that, least for now.

    1. Distribution is definitely a big part of it, but the content is definitely journalism, no matter how you define it. Contextual storytelling is part of journalism as well, but it is not the whole of journalism — and I think trying to draw some kind of distinction between reporting and journalism misses the point. If someone reports an event in a war zone, does that mean they aren’t a journalist because they haven’t added any contextual storytelling? Thanks for the comment.

      1. “If someone reports an event in a war zone, does that mean they aren’t a journalist because they haven’t added any contextual storytelling?”

        In my opinion, that person is an observer. There’s a qualitative difference between reporting something that happened and trying to figure out why. We’re not simply arguing over semantics, here (“journalism” vs. some other term). If someone reports an explosion, for instance, divorced from any context (Did a gas main blow? Was it a product of attack?…), all we’re left with is observation.

        The world runs on context. Until the crowd is able to fulfill that function repeatably, I don’t think what we’re seeing can fairly be described as journalism.

  7. Even if everyone becomes a “journalist”, there’ll still be a place for professionals who are capable of sifting through tonnes of tweets, fact-check, ensure counter-viewpoints and comments from relevant authorities are included, and then form it into a coherent story that makes for easier reading. The majority of people are not going to sit by their computer for hours staring at tweets and tracking hashtags.

    1. I completely agree — in fact, if anything that ability is becoming more necessary and valuable rather than less. But professional journalists are not the only ones capable of doing that either.

  8. What happens when journalism is everywhere? – GigaOm: What happens when journalism is everywhere?GigaOmOne of th… http://t.co/m8ox6Kfs

  9. RT @mathewi: new from me at GigaOM: “What happens when journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/vOzgcQOQ tip @mediagazer

  10. Salazar @ Teelook Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/vqsacrmR

  11. RT @tinni_a: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/bETISj2b via @techsoc #arabspring #technology

  12. RT @GigaOM: What Happens when Journalism is Everywhere? #Twitter (@mathewi) – http://t.co/QxWeSvLB

  13. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  14. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/16jFApQq

  15. Better Than Paper Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  16. Solid @mathewi piece What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/4qJt2Ra2

  17. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/ZCHwlu73

  18. Data Center Blogs Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere?:
    When the Arab Spring demonstrations were under way in Egypt’s Tahr… http://t.co/aR4kgcQk

  19. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/uMvHC1s8

  20. Social News – What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/evUaTAqv

  21. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/ftRJvIj5 (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  22. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/Yxj3dQnv

  23. They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  24. RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  25. RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  26. Riccardo Vurchio Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when #journalism is everywhere – Via @gigaom #in http://t.co/GSvfX0io

  27. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  28. RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  29. ARTICLE: Internet freedom = Freedom of the Press http://t.co/HFtEepfY #freespeech #censorship #InternetBlacklistBill

  30. What happens when journalism is everywhere? | Tech News and Analysis – http://t.co/ovBM2kLS

  31. Matthew Hoekstra Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @gmarkham Solid @mathewi piece What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/nIRgsv4L

  32. Ahmed Al Omran Friday, November 18, 2011

    ahmed: RT @mathewi: new from me at GigaOM: “What happens when journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/5Zk0CHeI tip @mediagazer

  33. RT @jcstearns: RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/80SeZGHo (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  34. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  35. Evie Varthi  Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @Reem_Tweets: must read “@JohnFMoore: We are ALL journalist now. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/96nTax8E”

  36. The implications of NYC’s attempt to regulate the practice of journalism. http://t.co/JnSwzo6s via @cshirky @mathewi

  37. New on @willrich45 What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and Analysis: http://t.co/NGnZhSFy -Instapaper Feed.

  38. John Markos O’Neill Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @mathewi: new from me at GigaOM: “What happens when journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/vOzgcQOQ tip @mediagazer

  39. Tanya O´Carroll Friday, November 18, 2011

    Freedom of the press matters when the internet is the press. ‘What Happens When Journalism is Everywhere?’ http://t.co/BkoUlTy2 v @timkarr

  40. Yet more evidence of @SenatorLeahy’s #censorship w/ #SOPA & #PROTECTIP http://t.co/gd4wmUqE HT @mathewi

  41. Haben US-Medien die Lektionen aus Iran, Ägypten und Co. nicht gelernt? Journalismus ist überall: http://t.co/OJRnUVSA #OWS ^can

  42. RT @Reem_Tweets: must read “@JohnFMoore: We are ALL journalist now. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/96nTax8E”

  43. RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  44. RT @gmarkham: Solid @mathewi piece What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/4qJt2Ra2

  45. Paola Rosa Adragna Friday, November 18, 2011

    Do we have to be scared or relieved? http://t.co/qyfyXEjg

  46. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/WFAzu2Q2

  47. Daniel Durrant Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and Analysis http://t.co/yDjAiKjD

  48. Sarah Armour-Jones Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  49. RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  50. Per Amdmt1, USA is a free sppech zone. RT @TimKarr They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/eEv25teN

  51. wendy goodfriend Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/kyz73lCj @mathew

  52. Kelsey Brungard Friday, November 18, 2011

    “@cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/LOhY0e2n (by the indispensible @mathewi)” #jms375

  53. RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  54. Stephen Barnard Friday, November 18, 2011

    Great read, resonates w/ my work RT @cshirky:What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/CMwundmt(by the indispensible @mathewi)

  55. Great insights RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8Ag9Lbns (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  56. What happens when journalism is everywhere?: So what are mainstream media entities doing to compete? Are they ju… http://t.co/jaXPfdqI

  57. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  58. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  59. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/aEO8ePKV

  60. Alessio Sgherza Friday, November 18, 2011

    It depends, but i’m for relieved…
    @PaolaAdragna: Do we have to be scared or relieved? http://t.co/AWfXcMpH”

  61. RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  62. Hint: The NYPD can’t bottle it up RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/Dd4hJXV4 Storify surges…

  63. Jan-Kees Emmer Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  64. RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  65. Robert Quigley Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/ET9goxol (Interesting thoughts from @mathewi)

  66. “@jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/SQ6FbwUK Storify surges… @xdamman @davanac #mc123

  67. Mashie Macharia Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when #journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/tB0L3ZaZ

  68. RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  69. RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  70. RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  71. What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and …: Are they just telling their journalists not to … http://t.co/smyuuc5q

  72. Rodrigo Édipo Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  73. Giulia Malandrini Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @lucaconti: “@cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/sCdmTlGW (by the indispensible @mathewi)”

  74. bill mccandless Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  75. DanielaRossiSaviore Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  76. Dévai Nándor Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  77. RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  78. What happens when journalism is everywhere? (@mathewi / GigaOM) http://t.co/5819Rlpf http://t.co/bDLvJ4m5

  79. RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  80. Or everyone? RT @mediagazer: What happens when journalism is everywhere? (@mathewi / GigaOM) http://t.co/wzhlCDdc http://t.co/6VwoQ5Wn

  81. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/u1Vlq3KY

  82. Stephan Weichert Friday, November 18, 2011

    “@jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/mnMr06BA (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)”

  83. Stephan Weichert Friday, November 18, 2011

    “@VoiceOfVocer: Haben US-Medien die Lektionen aus Iran, Ägypten und Co. nicht gelernt? Journalismus ist überall: http://t.co/RmD2l2fT #OWS

  84. RT @jayrosen_nyu What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/hENMopFn Storify surges… (not talking about replacing press.)

  85. What does the world look like when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/iCvXKwVi

  86. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  87. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  88. UM Comm Studies Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @mediagazer: What happens when journalism is everywhere? (@mathewi / GigaOM) http://t.co/5819Rlpf http://t.co/bDLvJ4m5

  89. Leanne O’Donnell Friday, November 18, 2011

    “Freedom of the press matters when the internet is the press” RT @cshirky What happens when #journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/vNIcg6gv

  90. RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  91. Vincent Battaglia Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/lJEmyzis (via @JeffElder)

  92. Random acts of #journalism flood the net when major events unfold: http://t.co/Z5UrdO3h

  93. Austra Zubkovs Friday, November 18, 2011

    MT @analiss: ppl need better critical thinking skills to sift thru chatter MT @JohnFMoore: We are ALL journalists now. http://t.co/zYWZI38C

  94. Luke O’Reilly Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @Penenberg: Excellent anaysis. RT @mathewi: new from me at GigaOM: “What happens when journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/QTDseUoP tip @mediagazer”

  95. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/HCALXB2W

  96. I don’t quite understand the hassle about definitions. A “journalist” is someone who has been trained in the journalistic field, knows how to write a feature, comment, satire, etc. Has learned how to evaluate situations, how to double or triple check the facts, and who doesn’t rely on one source only. If any guy from just around the corner proves able to do any of the afore mentioned things, as well, then good luck to him. Call him whatever you may. But he still will be no trained journalist.

    1. I agree that training and standards are important — but why would you say that someone who has those skills but doesn’t happen to work for a newspaper or traditional media outlet isn’t a journalist?

  97. Someone’s a bit late asking this question: “What happens when journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/OTUjn7qD via @zite

  98. A must read for #journos – Bloomberg attempts to surpress the media.. http://t.co/jSeSWH4v

  99. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/eVdSFwsJ

  100. The “disruption of #journalism” on display — citizens who protest and report pose a challenge to public safety: http://t.co/XrMckTok.

  101. RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  102. What happens when journalism is everywhere?
    http://t.co/MuDuBDDl

  103. “As the Associated Press learned…to its chagrin, we all have newswires at our disposal now” Journalism Everywhere http://t.co/tjTNHHDN

  104. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/IF0kUVbd

  105. Daniel Severson Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/eMuEJGqj

  106. RT @mediagazer: What happens when journalism is everywhere? (@mathewi / GigaOM) http://t.co/5819Rlpf http://t.co/bDLvJ4m5

  107. kevin fitchard Friday, November 18, 2011

    Very thought provoking piece on the rise of citizen journalism by @mathewi What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/UCjlHT6I

  108. RT @davidaKaplan: RT @mathewi: new from me at GigaOM: “What happens when journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/ACgMLLuW tip @mediagazer

  109. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  110. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  111. What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/XmN6R7k1

  112. Free speech can’t be zoned (and how cool is Storify!) – http://t.co/2IEB5A1b #li

  113. Álvaro Andoin Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @jayrosen_nyu: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/8gB2YL3l Storify surges… (Now relax: we’re not talking about replacing the press.)

  114. RT @onthemedia: What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/XmN6R7k1

  115. What happens when journalism is everywhere? (There’s no trusted filter.) http://t.co/rqU3JcXX

  116. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/PmI5ePq9

  117. Stefan Pålsson Friday, November 18, 2011

    GigaOM: Vad händer när alla kan vara journalister och bevaka det område där de befinner sig? http://t.co/sdoENMDV

  118. RT @onthemedia: What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/XmN6R7k1

  119. Alejandro A. Leal Friday, November 18, 2011

    This is the ultimate question. Seriously. RT @onthemedia: What happens when #journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/jnHboqhj

  120. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/0IDzzCBA

  121. RT @onthemedia: What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/pqQzzsBS

  122. The disruption of journalism… What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/V6hNY5AT

  123. Prof Mark Pearson Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @onthemedia: What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/xRNO2tNv

  124. Omar Sofradzija @MSU Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/L1EKg6TE

  125. RT @onthemedia: What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/XmN6R7k1

  126. Russell Pierpoint Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/HzDlhA98 via @zite

  127. gabrielle gantz Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere?: http://t.co/CvX3bOBO @mathewi @gigaom HT @onthemedia – #journalism #socialmedia #activism #tech

  128. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  129. Can’t stop history. The disruption will continue but you’re rehashing a debate that was settled years ago.

  130. Rising transparency in the age of technology MT @onthemedia What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/F0ieVvp6

  131. RT @TimKarr: They have “Free Speech Zones” in China, too. They’re called prisons: http://t.co/EEtS6Awd @mathewi @cshirky @espiers

  132. Federico Willoughby Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/cBiZRtzx

  133. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  134. Reading: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/b8nnsSm5

  135. Christopher Roberts Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @JournLaw: RT @onthemedia: What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/xRNO2tNv

  136. When everyone is the press ! RT “@VOAHutch: http://t.co/Adhn7C3Y” #Egypt #Jan25 #Tahrir

  137. “Ability to report in real time can turn anyone into what journalists’ve traditionally been: a trusted filter”@mathewi http://t.co/vAbaWAqP

  138. #Journalism What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/gavytKoW

  139. When everyone is the press !
    RT “@VOAHutch: http://t.co/Adhn7C3Y” #Egypt #Jan25 #Tahrir #ArabSpring

  140. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/BDTBHBkD Good story, good questions. Its not the end, its the start. HT @jsb

  141. RT @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/B94aMPtg (by the indispensible @mathewi)

  142. RT @stephanweichert: “@jayrosen_nyu: What happens when #journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/0zxpBeKm

  143. RT @onthemedia: What happens when journalism is everywhere? – http://t.co/zEst8cNu

  144. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/PMdRNmH8

  145. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/9fz1lGLX by @mathewi

  146. http://t.co/OMfWihiU What happens when journalism is everywhere? – GigaOm

  147. in case you missed it, my thoughts on “citizen journalism” and #Occupy — “What happens when journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/vOzgcQOQ

  148. CDU Law School Friday, November 18, 2011

    “Freedom of the press matters when the internet is the press” RT @cshirky What happens when #journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/9S0mYBy2

  149. Donna Papacosta Friday, November 18, 2011

    Good read by @mathewi: Thoughts on “citizen journalism” and #Occupy — “What happens when journalism is everywhere?” http://t.co/UXcAYv9B

  150. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/OjtueNmM

  151. “Freedom of the press becomes a lot more important when… the internet itself becomes the press.” http://t.co/AVxw66n0

  152. RT @mpesce: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/OjtueNmM

  153. RT @mpesce: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/OjtueNmM

  154. Dean Jorge Bocobo Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @BoraZ: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/9fz1lGLX by @mathewi

  155. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/88RxSIW7

  156. Dani Fankhauser Friday, November 18, 2011

    Great posts on citizen journalism http://t.co/qHxttASi and @storify http://t.co/1Dt1U6tF by @mathewi & @jonmwords

  157. António Matos Silva Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @BoraZ: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/9fz1lGLX by @mathewi

  158. What happens when journalism is everywhere? Our world where everyones a newswire. http://t.co/BsjGK6tv via @zite

  159. Google Music’s real innovation: The indie artist hub – http://t.co/Ht4GfZZ2 http://t.co/GCPbiGlh

  160. Nathan Perkins Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? Int. read on what counts as journalism: http://t.co/clxdzIfU

  161. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/hpN2QEDi

  162. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/kUJJcD3A

  163. Bettina Bennett Friday, November 18, 2011

    Great post. Great question! What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/iY0fwpWL

  164. eléna trethowan Friday, November 18, 2011

    Freedom of the press: MT @mpesce: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/WAq21TLH

  165. Orwell would have loved the idea of Free Speech Zones. Good story: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/sY5Rwt0z

  166. RT @mpesce: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/OjtueNmM

  167. Thoughts? – What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/IW14SFtM

  168. What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Quality of journalism goes up and latency goes down. #Storytelling http://t.co/LmzSyUfC

  169. Muhammad Karim Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/6VDrlUeX

  170. Buddy Wiedemann Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/FeOvzKBg via @zite

  171. “How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t” http://t.co/f7jZFWER

  172. interesting article looking at recent events in a world where everyone is a journalist http://t.co/xn1rxHB9

  173. Jason J. Morelyle Friday, November 18, 2011

    Interesting article on the democracy of distribution – What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/F5kDNoPQ via @gigaom

  174. Rights like Freedom of Press are some of the basic requirements our Founding Fathers based our ENTIRE legal and political systems on. These rights are being endangered and flat-out violated by denying access to Occupy events to witness the police brutality going on in the police state we are being subjected to. Raise your voice and concern and defend the rights we are entitled to by spreading the word with these free posters I designed on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html

  175. Jasira Zondervan Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? #in #fb http://t.co/OACG7RVU

  176. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/V9DQKaMz

  177. “How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t” http://t.co/kHMmmCF7 @mathewi nails the issues & why they matter

  178. RT @tolles: “How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t” http://t.co/kHMmmCF7 @mathewi nails the issues & why they matter

  179. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/ZjSRY7F7

  180. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/lJ0XUGfh via @zite

  181. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  182. What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and Analysis http://t.co/Il8xNf8S

  183. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  184. Steven Todd Weeber Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when #journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/eLGSE8Cm ~ Smile, because you are always on…

  185. There’s no legal definition for the word. It’s been said that freedom of the press belongs to the man who owns one. Nowadays, you don’t even need a printer. Just take a thumbdrive with your material to the neighborhood copy shop. Or start a blog. That’s all it takes. Technology only changes everything.

  186. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/SHYiG7Vv

  187. “@mpesce: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/c4e3ep1P”

  188. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/HI2uQGaq

  189. RT @tolles: “How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t” http://t.co/kHMmmCF7 @mathewi nails the issues & why they matter

  190. What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and Analysis http://t.co/lwgOENZL, see more http://t.co/C8CiwmK7

  191. What happens when journalism is everywhere? This is a must read for lovers of free speech… http://t.co/8GtT31Qm

  192. Excellent read. Alas journalism can’t quite be everywhere because there’s no G+ button to “Like”.

  193. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/ywwd3TI2

  194. Morten Øverbye Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/6kcPlilB

  195. Via @cshirky: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/dQtZTnUa @yinthemillionth

  196. Elizabeth Ann Cotte Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/97DxfzZA

  197. UVic MBA Program Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/s1ksjrJZ

  198. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/OR3NftNK by @mathewi #occupywallstreet

  199. Disruption: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/OTxTMnnX via @zite

  200. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/U5gD0sI3

  201. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/kaeqY99E

  202. statenewslines Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/IECEcUGO

  203. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/WGTRGfEg

  204. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/9jjeU5Ee

  205. RT @paulhelmick: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/9jjeU5Ee

  206. RT @anthonyha: “How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t” http://t.co/f7jZFWER

  207. What happens when #journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/K9sEjczq via @zite #NY #Egypt

  208. andrew mendelson Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  209. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  210. What happens when journalism is everywhere? — http://t.co/fwFwyezS via GigaOM & Mathew Ingram

  211. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  212. Is is ‘journalism’ or ‘reporting’? @robcurley What happens when journalism is everywhere? — http://t.co/CVd0gWok

  213. What happens when #journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/sNaPxh9Z #UONM

  214. Emile de Rosnay Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @plevy: What happens when #journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/sNaPxh9Z #UONM

  215. @suesalinger What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/2GSq0LUy

  216. Mac (L) McCarthy Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @tolles: “How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t” http://t.co/Wxy0wuvX

  217. Mac W McCarthy Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @tolles: “How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t” http://t.co/ZF1nHXVV

  218. Anthropology News Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and Analysis http://t.co/EeXMQEdB, see more http://t.co/XauFKbyc

  219. マリアンナ Friday, November 18, 2011

    RT @JohnFMoore: We are ALL journalist now. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/N5V7Uycz

  220. Horace Slughorn Friday, November 18, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/dFSbVpuN

  221. What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and …: The authorities in New York are discovering wha… http://t.co/ETGeFuFo

  222. RT @gigaom: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/MC5fxYIu

  223. RT @anthonyha “How do you regulate who is a journalist? You can’t” http://t.co/WCoKTkb6

  224. What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and Analysis – http://t.co/zrIoikt5

  225. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/SctGN22p via @zite

  226. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/RXfqzvbI

  227. RT @1MattHopkins: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/RXfqzvbI

  228. What happens when journalism is everywhere? — Tech News and … http://t.co/j14YJZGV

  229. Andrew Chilvers Saturday, November 19, 2011

    What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/JN44lBvD via @zite

  230. RT @1MattHopkins What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/oDuw1kZV http://t.co/4yVPWnde

  231. What happens when journalism is everywhere? @MathewIngram asks. I don’t know either but I think he’s too optimistic… http://t.co/gHlB33UA

  232. What happens when journalism is everywhere? @mathewi asks. I don’t know either but I think he’s a little too optimistic http://t.co/gHlB33UA

  233. Tweeted Times Top Saturday, November 19, 2011

    What happens when journalism is every…: http://t.co/NqoN8pVA most discussed on @Xeus/anthropology (http://t.co/NTmutcKP)

  234. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/KpVlD4Ah via @zite #school

  235. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/D1BikV2E good article by @mathewi

  236. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/Vp7huuqx

  237. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/AyhtRUY9 via @zite // bom texto

  238. What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/BNxbY8nM

  239. RT @RalphRivera: What happens when journalism is everywhere? http://t.co/BNxbY8nM