Russia TV reporter Marina Portnaya says bias and bungled reporting are causing viewers and readers to turn away from U.S. news organizations. But is citizen journalism an answer to the problem?

Portnaya profiles, an online training ground for citizen journalists. The nonpartisan, independently funded company trains people to write well-sourced opinion pieces. It also maintains a search engine that monitors and explains congressional bills, a tool that allows average citizens to hold lawmakers and corporate leaders accountable when the Fourth Estate fails, according to the report.