Steve Outing on Citizen Journalism

In 1993 Steve switched from print journalism to online media.
For someone into online journalism so early he is in a good position to reflect on where things are at.
Citizen journalism is another word for self-publishing for all of us and the paragraph below from Steve is a good indicator to the future.

Online-News: Have We Come Far Enough?

My prediction is that another 10 years out, we’ll see that media has incorporated citizen media with mainstream journalism, and journalism as a whole will be better for it. And most of those traditional journalists who argue against the worth of citizen media today will be won over. But I expect that history will show how mainstream news companies lagged while other Internet companies ran with the concept and figured out how to make it pay.