There’s no such thing. Citizen bloggers, OK, I can live with that. Don’t we have enough media mishmash already? No one is objective, not even we journalists, not even social studies teachers or historians. But good journalists are aware. Who do we interview? Do we give a mix of opinions? Too many so-called “citizen journalists” are spinning opinion as truth. Blog away but don’t presume to know the truth.
I recall former high school students insisting something nutty they heard on a radio talk show was factual. “I heard it on Michael Savage,”one student blurted out when I asked her to cite her source.
And Wikipedia isn’t a reliable source either.