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Bridging the Fourth and Fifth estates

Posted: June 29, 2010 | Tags: GroundReport, Huffington Post, Newseum, Poynter Institute

Last week when I found about the Poynter Institute event at the Newseum, “Fact or Friction: Building the Bridge Between the Fourth and Fifth Estates,” my first thought was “We have a Fifth Estate?”

Turns out, the Fifth Estate is how Poynter Ethics Group leader Kelly McBride refers to the new media practitioners: bloggers, community journalists, online entrepreneurs and users of Twitter.

Today, news leaders (from both the Fourth and Fifth estates) gathered to talk about the evolution of news: how it’s consumed, how it’s produced and how it’s disseminated.

The goal of serving the public good ...

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