There has been a lot of discussion around the ‘Sphere (at least the corner of it that the Dowbrigade inhabits) about the idea of “Citizen Blogger” or “Citizen Journalist”. The expressions seem to have struck a chord, to express something essential about what we are doing here, but we have yet to read a succinct definition of the concept.
A daunting task, defining a concept. However, the Dowbrigade is not easily daunted, so we’ll give it a shot. The word “Citizen” came into Middle English from Anglo-French in the 14th century, related to the root cit