A New Outlet for Citizen Journalists

Late last month, NewsTrust went live. This non-profit online news rating service aims to help people identify quality journalism - or "news you can trust." The project is led by Fabrice Florin, a former journalist and a digital media pioneer at Apple and Macromedia. The concept is simple -- NewsTrust members submit articles, then read and rate them based on key journalistic principles such as fairness, balance, evidence, context and importance. The ratings are compiled and each article is given an overall "grade." Based on the positive reception it has so far received, NewsTrust plans to launch its full service in 2007.


Citizen journalism and reporting is gaining a movement across the world. Different countries are setting up their own online newspaper and magazines, directed towards this phenomena. In fact all these sites should get together and form an open source of its own to create awareness on this issue and bring this world a lot more closer.