What is Participatory Journalism?

“When small independent online publications and collaborative news sites with an amateur staff perform original reporting on community affairs, few would contest that they’re engaged in journalism.|When citizens contribute photos, video and news updates to mainstream news outlets, many would argue they’re doing journalism.|But when bloggers comment on and link to news stories, is that journalism?” J.D. LasicaWhat is Participatory Journalism? (OJR)