UGC to the rescue

Read Howard Owens’ blog today. The small town served by one of his newspapers was demolished by a tornado and he managed to get a website up with the story. Amazing. He links to local blogs and UGC video posted on youtube in the first story on the site (written by him). This may be the future of breaking news and this may be a model for it. The newspaper is still the filter, but the citizen journalist is providing a lot of the material.

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