Every time I'm asked to speak about citizen journalism, I have to spend part of my time explaining why I don't like the term, how "citizens" aren't trying to be "journalists," and how the emerging process may be so different from tradition that most journalists won't even recognize it.
So I like this comment from Stowe Boyd:
I predict a surge in hyperlocal writing and connecting -- I stop short of referring to it as 'news' or 'journalism' -- linked with various aspects of living locally. Since these various threads may not be mutually supportive, they won't add up to anything like the strange combination of things that we have in the modern newspaper, with its funnies, horoscopes, national news, local sports, classifieds, Sunday supplements, food coupons. I believe that hyperlocal = hypersocial and not just news within some zipcode, it will not just be 'about' people, it will be the means through which people connect locally, a social medium, not a news medium.