With newspapers crashing, is it up to citizen journalists to step up?

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Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, gives an interview to PBS NewsHour's political editor Christina Bellantoni on August 30, 2012 Credit: PBS NewsHour/CC BY 2.0.

The news media took another major hit this week. BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, and Gannett (which owns newspapers big and small nationwide) all announced layoffs. This isn’t new to an industry that’s seen newspapers across the country shed jobs and close down.