Category: CMW Archives

On Citizen Media Watch

• January 7, 2011 • Comments (0)
On Citizen Media Watch

I’ve incorporated my posts from Citizen Media Watch, a blog on citizen journalism/citizen media I started in November 2006, into lottaholmstrom.se. You can find them under “CMW Archives” in the menu, and of course if you use the site seach. Gitta Wilén, who became my CMW blogging partner in November 2008, and I have discontinued […]

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Stowe Boyd, really realtime disruptive media, and challenges for future journalists

• October 20, 2009 • Comments (0)
Stowe Boyd, really realtime disruptive media, and challenges for future journalists

I am at the Really Realtime Disruptive Media conference, which is also streamed live at http://livestream.com/disruptivemedia. I’ve just listened to Stowe Boyd and would like to share some of it, though liveblogging is becoming more and more tricky when everyone’s got access to the event in real time. I think this development is good, since […]

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The Guardian to contract bloggers for local news

• October 12, 2009 • Comments (4)

While Swedish national papers have moved away from local news initiatives, as local advertising markets are not ready to support costly coverage, there are examples in other countries of how to build coverage by collaborating with local bloggers. The most recent comes from the Guardian, who are looking to contract bloggers in Leeds, Cardiff and […]

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Brand, link and communicate around your content, and you can set it free (SSWC)

• August 22, 2009 • Comments (1)
Brand, link and communicate around your content, and you can set it free (SSWC)

We are at Tjärö, a small island in the Blekinge archipelago, for a weekend camp for social media folks – Sweden Social Web Camp. The event is an unconference, with the participants setting the agenda and signing up to hold sessions. At one of the opening sessions, sydsvenskan.se gatered a group of journalists, bloggers and […]

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Twitter as news source, and the unthinkable

• March 14, 2009 • Comments (0)

Twitter is becoming the one stop place for relevant reading these days, especially since I’m way behind with my Google Reader feeds. Today’s most retweeted post, and a required read, must be Clay Shirky‘s long and insightful look at past media revolutions and the one we’re going through right now, Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. […]

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Interesting times ahead at the tabloids in Sweden

• March 11, 2009 • Comments (2)
Interesting times ahead at the tabloids in Sweden

Today Thomas Mattsson was appointed editor-in-chief of Expressen, the 2nd largest tabloid/evening paper in Sweden. Great news, as Mattsson has made a name for himself being web2.0 friendly, listening to people and using social media to connect with his users/readers. Very exciting, and a very good choice. Second great news is the response from the […]

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Entrepreneurial journalism and the future roles of journalists

• March 11, 2009 • Comments (0)

I’m reading Ellyn Angelotti‘s summary of the discussions during the recent Journalism That Matters conference, wishing I had been there. It is written in an optimistic tone, and the focus is on journalistic entrepreneurship. Several journalists said they wonder if their news organizations are still too dependent on their old business models to create innovative […]

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The BBC to educate the public in journalism

• March 9, 2009 • Comments (0)

Now everyone can take part of the online journalistic training and resources the BBC has available to its journalists. The BBC blog dot life announces a virtual college of journalism: “One of the most important things that we need to think about and do is teach journalism to the next generation and to the new […]

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Scoopt's closing and the end of dedicated citjourn agencies

• February 5, 2009 • Comments (0)

Citizen journalism photo agency Scoopt has shut down. Getty Images, which purchased the site two years back, are letting it go. In an interview in the British Journal of Photography, PJP, Getty spokesperson Alison Crombie explains that they want to focus on their core editorial business. – People are now more visually educated, there is […]

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Aftonbladet's blog award gathered the Swedish blogosphere

• February 3, 2009 • Comments (0)
Aftonbladet's blog award gathered the Swedish blogosphere

All the winners of the Great Blog Award 2009. Yesterday evening, as we talked about in our bambusing from the event, the Great Blog Award (“Stora Bloggpriset”) gala was held at Nalen in Stockholm. It’s a new award instituted by Aftonbladet and Bloggportalen (owned by Aftonbladet, so basically it’s an Aftonbladet award). Talking about the […]

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Major migration of the Swedish microblogosphere to Bloggy

• January 28, 2009 • Comments (0)
Major migration of the Swedish microblogosphere to Bloggy

Bloggy is the new microblogging site of choice for Swedes. In a short time the site has gained about 3 000 users and continues to grow. – I was thinking: Can I do this better?, says Jonas Lejon, the man behind the service, to Citizen Media Watch. In Sweden Jaiku has to a large extent […]

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Twingly offers microblog search

• January 20, 2009 • Comments (0)

Twingly expands its search engine with a brand new microblog search tool. They’ve been working on it for six months and today it was released. In the Twingly blog, they write: When we last summer started to see the microblogging-hype we felt that a search dedicated to microblogs would be a quite natural development for […]

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