Recently, the MalaysiaKini citizen journalist program kicked into expansion mode with a three-day “train the trainers” workshop in Kuala Lumpur. As part of the workshop, we held a two-hour introduction to “The Journalist as Entrepreneur”, a primer for building a personal revenue stream from the output of the citizen journalist.
Several examples of successful citizen journalist bloggers exist. Focused commentators on some topic that have grown their blogs into complete media operations. Talking Points Memo, Paid Content, TechCrunch all grew from the focus of their founders and a little blogging software. If you want a reminder for where these sites started spend a little time on the WayBack Machine.