Citizens' Media Gets Richer | MediaChannel.org Not long ago, online news sites discovered that users wanted to become part of the media conversation. Begrudgingly, many news sites added group blogs and other devices that cracked open the palace doors and allowed readers to become writers. Turns out the barbarians at the gates were adept at slinging words. Who knew?
Now we're seeing the next stage take hold in the citizens' media movement. People are beginning to contribute rich media -- photos, video and audio -- to news sites.