Category: CMW Archives

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

• December 20, 2008 • Comments (0)

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. The study found that 58 percent of newspapers allowed for user generated photos, while 18 percent accepted video and 15 percent […]

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

• December 20, 2008 • Comments (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 for Journalism‘s Crunchberry project and Gazette Communications in Cedar Rapids. So it’s not – atleast not yet – a global or […]

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Pownce shutting down, becoming part of Six Apart

• December 2, 2008 • Comments (0)

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 the service and Mike and I, along with the Pownce technology, have joined Six Apart, the company behind such great blogging […]

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

• November 28, 2008 • Comments (1)

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 then atleast difficult to accommodate as they are on an open to all site. The same goes for users whose updates […]

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

• November 27, 2008 • Comments (8)

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 definition of a microblogging service? Does it need to be focused/dedicated to microblogging, or can it be a social media site […]

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

• November 24, 2008 • Comments (0)

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 well. Some great stuff! And I like his focus on community/network driven news. Jarvis doesn’t believe investigative journalism will suffer. He […]

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

• November 20, 2008 • Comments (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 heart attack debacle, Dan Gillmor‘s new book project couldn’t come at a better time. He is writing a book to educate […]

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Will there be a dark period for journalism?

• November 18, 2008 • Comments (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 take a look at what some are saying right now. At SIME, Joi Ito expressed concerns that professional journalism journalism may […]

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Tomas and Kristin podcasting What's Next

• November 16, 2008 • Comments (0)

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 Wennström and Kristin Heinonen are doing a great job keeping us updated about news in this field. They are also very […]

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SIME 2008 in pictures

• November 14, 2008 • Comments (0)

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 other things today, we met with YouTube star Mia Rose. Check back for the video clip tomorrow.

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Joi Ito: Don't sign bad licenses

• November 13, 2008 • Comments (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 their contract for freelance material, and he sent a message to anyone wanting to make it as a semi-pro or pro […]

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SIME preparations

• November 11, 2008 • Comments (1)

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 to the audience’s want to communicate and use these “digital opportunities” during the conference itself (no or badly working wifi, no […]

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