The first few chapters of Dan Gillmor’s book raises a very important and controversial topic. The evolution of online media has created countless venues for news, but at the same time has questioned the credibility of some of the news being published. While the easily accessible media is a tool for us to use, the legitimacy of online blogs can be called into question. Essentially, this is the major obstacle that must be hurdled in the next decade. How do we legitimize the vast array of online news? What is bias and what is responsible journalism? Is it possible to have responsible journalism in a venue as conspicuous as the internet? These are all questions we don’t have the answer to, but they are questions we must start preparing to examine.

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