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Citizen Journalists are on the rise

Citizen Journalists are on the rise

The Washington Times is launching a groundbreaking Web site powered by a network of citizen journalists to cover news on military bases around the world. BaseNews.com will debut this spring and provide dispatches from the front lines about the stories that matter most to the military community.

BaseNews.com Editor Grace Vuoto said the goal of the new Web site, “Will be to give a voice to those in and around military bases who long have felt the traditional news media doesn’t cover the issues that matter most to them or accurately report what is happening within their communities.”

Each citizen journalist will be trained and held to a set of standards for filing news stories to the site. Some of the best reporting from BaseNews.com will on occasion be republished inside The Times’ print edition.

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