Public Record - 2008 Annual Couchiching Conference – Citizen Journalism or Amateur Hour?
The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs hosts its 77th annual Couchiching Conference, Orillia, Ont., August 7–10, 2008. This year’s conference is entitled "The Power of Knowledge: The New Global Currency."
This second session on August 8th features a debate entitled "Citizen Journalism or Amateur Hour?" Paul Sullivan (the president and director of strategy at Sullivan Media) and Andrew Keen (author of "The Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing Our Culture") explore the drawbacks and benefits of non-traditional news sources that exist online (so-called "citizen journalism"). After speaking, the participants field questions from conference attendees.