Pat Thornton's The Journalism Iconoclast posts too infrequently. When he does, there's more often than not a good kernel in there, as in his latest post on why citizen-driven content can be good for journalism.
Thornton sees no reason why there continues to be a divide between the pros and the non-pros. There is a virtual army available to help bring information and no shortage of platforms to serve it.
His conclusion is attractive: "Professional journalists should concentrate on harnessing that resource instead of fighting it. They’ll bring the what, we’ll bring the why, and journalism will be better than ever before. It’s not us versus them. It’s we."