November 21, 2005
Local Gal Makes Good
Aside from providing an incredibly well-informed perspective on Fresno’s downtown development and arts-and-entertainment news, it occurred to me this weekend that Jarah is a fantastic editor. On the Fresno Famous blog, Sour Grapes, Jarah puled together bits and pieces of Fresno’s mediasphere that matched my information needs better than any other editor in Fresno could. I think citizen editing hasn’t been paid enough attention, but it’s as vital a function as citizen reporting is. And it can happen on multiple levels, from the collective story judgment of a broad community (see Digg and Tech Memeorandum) to super-savvy individuals like Jarah.