Tag: Citizen journalism

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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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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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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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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Camilla Lindberg: You need to be right – and earn the trust

• November 11, 2008 • Comments (0)

Over at Same Same But Different there’s an interesting guest post by politician Camilla Lindberg, the only member of one of the government parties in Sweden who voted against the new and controversial wiretapping law, commonly known as the FRA law. The debate about the law was a real breakthrough for the Swedish blogosphere (which […]

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12seconds.tv brings citizens' voices to established media

• October 23, 2008 • Comments (0)
12seconds.tv brings citizens' voices to established media

12seconds.tv, a lifestreaming/commentary/microblogging service in video format currently in beta, is becoming a popular tool for bringing people’s opinion to established media sites. The site’s built on really short video clips (12 seconds, duh!) recorded by webcams or cellphones. Quick and simple ways to publish oneself, and the time restriction takes away some of the […]

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Citizen journalism's big impact in Korea

• June 27, 2008 • Comments (0)

Interesting piece over at TechnoKimchi on the protests against president Lee Myung-Bak in Korea and how it all came about through citizen journalism: How did it happen so quickly? This is the fun part. Lee is a very conservative guy, who still believes in “control”. What he did was, when numerous protests broke out around […]

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Personal transparency, the eleventh change for journalists

• March 12, 2008 • Comments (1)

A lot of comments have been made to Paul Bradshaw’s (read his blog too) excellent list of changes for journalists in the upcoming ten years in the Press Gazette lately. In short, the list is made up of: 1. From a lecture to a conversation 2. The rise of the amateur 3. Everyone’s a paperboy/girl […]

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