Bluegrassroots citizen journalists: It may not be Rathergate, but Banjo Bob, the owner-webmaster of Cybergrass is providing a casebook example of what citizen journalism is all about. I’ve been blogging it for several days because I want folks to see a great example of citizens’ journalism that is not about politics or national policy but is about a scam in the most unexpected of places: the bluegrass music community.
Here is today’s report in which Banjo Bob reports an impressive amount of detail he’s rounded up.
It’s time Banjo Bob get some link love for his efforts.
Update: Bill McCloskey of MediaPost.com, by way of a comment on this post, alerts us to a story he did on this topic last week. Great story on the e-mail angle of this scam. Coincidentally (in a very weird way), longtime readers of this blog know that I link to MediaPost.com more than any other place on the Internet. While Michael Shields is the writer to whom I link to most these days, Larry Dobrow used to cover magazines for MediaPost and once I threw in this very “inside bluegrass” remark on a post:
“Larry Dobrow (does he know Jerry Douglas?) reports…”