Tag: Blogging

Citizen journalists banned from video reporting of violence in France

• March 7, 2007 • Comments (2)

In France, neither filming nor broadcasting violent content is allowed for anyone else than professional journalists. This is the result of a law that’s recently been approved by the French Constitutional Council, writes InfoWorld. This disturbing news has met with outrage from bloggers and anyone concerned about free speech. The fact that the decision was […]

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Brazil's no. 1 online newspaper – and its bloggers | Guest post by Birgitta Wilén

• March 2, 2007 • Comments (3)
Brazil's no. 1 online newspaper - and its bloggers | Guest post by Birgitta Wilén

Birgitta Wilén visits Folha Online in São Paulo, finds out about how they work with blogs, and ends up eating and talking about great food. I enjoyed reading Birgitta’s story and invited her to publish a guest post here at Citizen Media Watch. Folha Online is the most important online newspaper in Brazil and the […]

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Investigative journalism from a Swedish blogger

• February 23, 2007 • Comments (2)

Swedish blogger Pawal at Datasvammel made the headlines of several of the major news media in Sweden Wednesday, when he revealed that Swedish State television uses a UK service to filter their incoming email. There’s a current debate about data surveillance in Sweden, since the government wants to increase the possibilities for Försvarets radioanstalt, FRA […]

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One in 2000

• February 23, 2007 • Comments (1)
One in 2000

I like visual aspects of surfing blogs, and I like to see faces. That’s why I introduced the “blog spin” on Läsarbladet, a small flash banner displaying random faces from Aftonbladet’s blog community and linking to their blogs. I also use MyBlogLog where I get to see the faces of visitors to my blogs, and […]

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The Twingly effect

• February 13, 2007 • Comments (0)

Beta Alfa writes about the increase in the number of links to Svenska Dagbladet articles after the launch of the Twingly link boxes. Bloggers have noticed they get increased traffic if they link to articles where they get pingback links, which is only natural. But the system can have a negative effect if blog posts […]

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Swedish news sites narrowing the gap to the blogosphere

• February 11, 2007 • Comments (6)

This week saw the entry of Twingly-powered link boxes on Swedish newspaper sites Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) and Dagens Nyheter (DN). The two competing dailies both link to blog posts that comment their articles, the same functionality that Aftonbladet has in its blog portal, but more automatically integrated in the news sites. So far the link […]

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"Money could bridge the gap between blogging and journalism"

• January 19, 2007 • Comments (0)

Lisa Sabater at the Daily Gotham poses a question. What do we need to turn blogging into real citizen journalism? She’s asking the readers of her blog for an answer, and the replies are stating one thing to be the main factor: money. Money for tools (computer equipment, voice recorders, cameras etc), and for time […]

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Media shift and the new blog portal

• January 19, 2007 • Comments (2)
Media shift and the new blog portal

After a few hectic days at work, I am far behind both blogging and reading blogs. One reason is pretty exciting though. Yesterday aftonbladet.se celebrated being the largest news medium in Sweden, which we celebrated with a seminar and party. Yes, the web edition is larger than the paper edition, and larger than Metro (measured […]

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Okay, take that gift. But let the world know you did.

• January 15, 2007 • Comments (1)

What is a bribe, what is a gift and what is doing a friend a favour? What is acceptable to accept from people who might want to influence your blogging? A post by Media Culpa’s Hans Kullin makes it perfectly clear that bloggers are not journalists: Swedish bloggers can be bought for a lottery ticket […]

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Good community building at Bakersfield.com

• January 12, 2007 • Comments (2)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about community building, and how to deal with abusive comments or blog posts. I’ve argued that it’s important to be visible in the forums and blogs yourself, as editor/blog host/forum host. That is the best and only way to gain understanding for sometimes removing content. A dialogue. And mutual […]

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Reading stats for the Guardian's blogs – but incoming links more important, says McIntosh

• January 6, 2007 • Comments (3)

On his blog, Neil McIntosh, head of editorial development at Guardian Unlimited, offers some usually secret statistics of blog traffic at the Guardian. blog traffic of 1.2m page impressions in December 05 grew to a record 7.1m pages in July 06 as the World Cup and troubles in the Middle East sparked lively discussion across […]

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Weekly media study to include more than a hundred blogs

• January 5, 2007 • Comments (0)

More than a hundred blogs are to be included in a new weekly media study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ), writes USA Today. Though they will be separated from the established media in the study. According to PEJ, the News Coverage Index will be “the largest effort ever to measure and analyze […]

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