Shortly after my trip I read an article on citizen journalism written by Mother Jones writer Adam Weinstein. I then submitted the article to NewsTrust.Net for rating (you should rate it too - and then we can get a more objective sense of the article).
Overall I thought it was a good article but there was one major mistake which Leonard Witt caught below. Citizen journalism isn't the lazy or cheap way out. Anyone who thinks it is hasn't played in the space at all. I'm speaking from experience here - it is neither lazy or cheap. Period!