in the guardian twice today is in the Guardian Media section twice today. Bobbie Johnson and Conor Clarke’s America’s first user-generated confession looks at whether the Virginia Tech shootings, and subsequent user-generated confession video, were watershed moments for the press.

In an opinion piece, Guardian feature writer Patrick Barkham and Jeff Jarvis argue over whether reporters, including myself, were right to solicit information from students’ web pages.

There’s also a good piece on whether journalists can simply lift content (no) from blogs and other content published publicly online and Emily Bell’s editorial on the changing roll of journalists in an age of “citizen journalists” almost always beating professionals to the scene of any major story.