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James Naughton: Why I have serious doubts about the 'citizen reporters'

He finds it 'macabre' that the first thing someone does after an explosion is to photograph the scene, but isn't that what photojournalists do for a living? What message does that send: if you're an amateur you're being ghoulish, but if you're getting paid for it you're providing a public service? I understand the point Naughton is trying to make, but really, what precludes someone who doesn't work as a journalist from reporting like one? Where's the line that separates a freelancer from a 'lay' person? It's a fair question. #link