The New Entertainment: Self-Expression

Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post discussed the attitude of some news organizations and the value of consumer-generated content. She said citizen reporting is an opportunity for finding sources and providing multiple perspectives. She cited the Iran elections as the largest success story of this type of reporting.

She said readers should be embraced, as they can be contributors. They are already reporting for free, so news organizations should utilize this content.

"Self-expression is the new entertainment," Huffington said.

By Jackie Turner