All the world’s a newsroom and all the people merely reporters
: Debbie Galant’s Baristanet turns neighbors into reporters when fires break out. She reports in an email:
I was alerted to the event by readers, who then started feeding me pictures and other details. It was like being a rewrite man at a big paper. Five or six different readers (most whom I’d never heard of, or from) participated. The e-mails just kept coming.