MSNBC Newsweek writes about Korean Ohmynews.com and participatory journalism as the future of journalism. Ohmynews employs 25 trained reporters who cover the major news stories of the day, and 33,000 “citizen journalists” who posts stories on the site.
Newsweek writes that founder Oh Yeon Ho’s belief that ‘every citizen is a reporter’ has changed journalism in South Korea—and now he’s aiming for the world.
Oh Yeon Ho says about participatory journalism: “Technology itself cannot change society. Korean citizens were ready to participate. Only prepared people, who can use the merits of technology, can make a difference.”
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