By Chris Powell
Because of the First Amendment, anyone in the United States can be a journalist at any time — no training or licensing required. Because of Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, everyone has access to state and municipal government proceedings and records, with narrowly defined exceptions, though government officials and employees are always trying to add more.
The citizen journalism facilitated by these rights can be a great thing. It also can be as empty as professional journalism can be. (Read More)