Why the common woman may not be ready for citizen media

The Greensboro News & Record is experimenting with an audience participation model, based around reader-submitted stories, pictures and comments. But some of their audience may not be ready to embrace the future. Just a snippet from a July 4 piece in the NYT:

    One, T.W. Caudle, who wrote about his grandson's grand slam home run at a local baseball game, had submitted his article to the print newspaper, but it ran only online. His wife, Shelby, said the family was disappointed that the story did not appear in print because more people might have read it.

    ''I didn't even know you could see the paper on the computer,'' Mrs. Caudle said. She said she subscribed to the paper because she liked reading the obituaries and editorials.