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Bivings report: increase in user-generated content on US media sites 0

Bivings report: increase in user-generated content on US media sites

This year’s Bivings report was released yesterday. It shows an increase in the number of US news sites offering their users to participate. From the findings: # Newspapers are experimenting with user generated content....

News Mixer – a great new tool for news discussion and fact-checking 0

News Mixer – a great new tool for news discussion and fact-checking

The recently released test site for News Mixer is a tool for discussing news and posting your own. The focus is on Eastern Iowa – the project is a collaboration between the Medill School...

Pownce shutting down, becoming part of Six Apart 0

Pownce shutting down, becoming part of Six Apart

Microblogging/microstreaming service Pownce announced yesterday that they are closing down the service and becoming part of Six Apart. Leah Culver writes: We have some very big news today at Pownce. We will be closing...

Good use of microblogging in journalism – give us more examples! 1

Good use of microblogging in journalism – give us more examples!

Whether status updates on social media sites should count as microblogging or not, the walled garden that Facebook still is to a large extent, makes status updates if not useless from a publishing perspective...

Are status updates on social media sites a form of microblogging? 8

Are status updates on social media sites a form of microblogging?

Microblogging services like Jaiku or Twitter, which recently passed its 1 billionth tweet (via Media Culpa), are immensely popular, and some even say they’ll completely take over from regular blogs. But what is the...

Jeff Jarvis on the future of news: Investigative journalism will survive 0

Jeff Jarvis on the future of news: Investigative journalism will survive

Speaking about the future of news, don’t miss Jeff Jarvis‘ long post on this topic over at BuzzMachine. Its focus is on local news but there’s general ideas to apply on national/topic news as...

Dan Gillmor's new book – a guide for news consumers 0

Dan Gillmor's new book – a guide for news consumers

Who can we trust in an age when anyone can be a journalist? How do we know? As citizen journalism has taken quite a bit of beef lately, especially after the Steve Jobs supposed...

Will there be a dark period for journalism? 5

Will there be a dark period for journalism?

Will we see the collapse of journalism as papers fail to take the step over from dead wood publishing? Or are we at a dawn of a smarter news industry? Opinions vary, and we...

Tomas and Kristin podcasting What's Next 0

Tomas and Kristin podcasting What's Next

If you’re a Swede and interested in what’s happening on the web and in new media, I’m sure you can’t have missed the podcast What’s Next. With a background in radio journalism, hosts Tomas...

SIME 2008 in pictures 0

SIME 2008 in pictures

Here’s our Flickr set for SIME 2008. It’s 125 photos, and they’re all licensed with Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial, so bloggers are welcome to use them. Just remember to credit us with a link. Among...

Joi Ito: Don't sign bad licenses 7

Joi Ito: Don't sign bad licenses

Citizen Media Watch met with blogging veteran, super-entrepreneur and CEO of Creative Commons Joi Ito during the SIME conference in Stockholm. He told us about how he (possibly) made the New York Times change...

SIME preparations 1

SIME preparations

This week it’s the yearly SIME (Scandinavian Interactive Media Event) conference here in Stockholm. Previous years I’ve found it remarkable that a conference about “digital opportunities, technology, communication and entrepreneurship” haven’t given much thought...