Blogger Jim Carty has the story of what one Journal Register Co. paper in Michigan is trying to do -- teach its readers to be its reporters, and get them to do it for free.
Good luck with that concept.
As someone who actually works with aspiring journalists -- many of them quite talented -- I can assure everyone that it takes a lot of time and effort to make sure their stories are done well. The idea that anybody can be a journalist is, frankly, stupid.
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