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Media vigilantes

If I were to guess, I’d say Dr. Alex Bruns has never worked in the field of journalism. If he did, he must have been disgruntled or he’d never have written about the profession in such an uninformed fashion.

“Wikinews: The Next Generation of Alternative Online News?” is just one more shot across the bow of the beleaguered news industry. It’s riddled with false assumptions about the state of journalism, the self-importance of “user-driven online news Websites and blogs,” and faulty ideas about news gathering and editing.

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