Dan Gillmor is a pioneer in citizen journalism (or participatory journalism or community journalism, you choose the term.)
Some time ago, he started point out why the conventional perspective of "objective" journalism has become badly dysfunctional, here
Turns out, Michael Kinsley, from the Washington Post, has endorsed Dan's contribution here.
Dan's making big contributions in other ways; he's just started a think thank, the first task of which is to figure out just what's happening with community journalism. I'm totally lost regarding it, so I've made a small donation myself.
Check it out here.
Me, I'm hoping to push just a little, encouraging citizen and professional journalism in ways that preserve and improve jobs.