Dangers of Citizen Journalism

A bit on the lighter side, check out this article:
iPhone photo of “ghost” makes UK tabloids look foolish

Here is the gist of the article. Guy with an iPhone used an application to snap a picture and the application overlays a “ghost image” on the photo. He submitted the photo and the UK’s Sun and Daily Mail newspapers ran with it. Now they feel a little bit silly.

News organizations have a journalistic responsibility to readers to check the facts. Otherwise readers will stop trusting and go elsewhere, regardless of the medium.