Part of the reason I began this blog is for items like this. This isn't really something I'd post at Reinventing College Media, but it's somewhat related, and delves into the issues of Citizen Journalism and participatory media.
Doug Fisher comments on Orato, a new web site that intrigued me because, apparently, there is eventually going to be a "pay-for-play" system for writers to post their content.
When I checked the site out, I was even more skeptical. Look at the hyperbole on the front page:
It's the only news site in the world dedicated to First Person, citizen-authored journalism.