Everyone is a journalist

Journalism is a recent trend in history. Before there were newspaper, everyone was a reporter. People passed the news to each other. the arrival of the newspaper brought about a sudden division between journalist and reader. You could only read about what the journalist considered newsworthy. That led to a narrowing of vision. The internet has put this one-way traffic right again; never before has it been so easy to send a message into the world, and millions of people have their own weblogs. Now everyone is a journalist.

Oh Yeon-ho, founder of Ohmynews.com, Ode magazine June 2006.

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