News is no longer just a report. It's a conversation, a broad process in which many people contribute to varying degrees.
The words of Steve Yelvington who continues to push the idea of participatory journalism.
As he says
This is not new, but rather a restoration of normalcy that was disrupted by Gutenberg and Marconi. We humans evolved in tribes, and we digest news and information by sharing it and talking about it with our friends and family. The one-way flow that is characteristic of print and electronic broadcasting is at odds with our nature. The Internet ends that directional tyranny.