The Business of Citizen Journalism

This is great weekend reading (I wish Poynter would have offered it as one PDF so easier to print out)…Steve Outing has written a series of articles outlining the business of citizen journalism. As he describes the package, is “citJ” similar enough to traditional we-tell-you journalism that we can simply borrow old models of advertising and sponsorship? Or are there new approaches that are appropriate to a participatory model of publishing that should be tried?
The package:
Traditional Media Adopts CitJ: Some news organizations are overcoming fears and opening up to citizen journalism.
CitJ’s National Networks: Will They Bloom?: Entrepreneurs and media companies eye the opportunities in aggregating local sites.
Independent CitJ: Web sites and Networks: Citizen-media practitioners can do it on their own.
It’s Not About the Money: CitJ is a valuable community service — and for some people, it’s too important to turn it into a business.
CitJ Start-ups’ Models: Entrepreneurs try to figure out the business; learn from them.
Ideas From CitJ Gurus: Get creative to succeed with citizen media. Advice from Amy Gahran and Chris Willis.