For the most part, citizen journalism remains unedited and unfiltered. But some Web sites are trying to change that. Citizen media site GroundReport, for instance, was founded in 2006 by a reporter hoping to find, highlight and monetize the most powerful and credible citizen media reports online.
Star-studded red carpet arrivals of high-profile entertainment events often see heated competition among journalists. Maggie Ma, a Los Angeles-based journalist, shares her five top tips for successful entertainment reporting.