Tagged: Citizen journalism

Hard times for bloggers and journalists in Sri Lanka 0

Hard times for bloggers and journalists in Sri Lanka

Living in Sweden, and especially taking an active part in covering and exploring social and citizen media, I take many things for granted. One is the right to take photos in public areas, another...

Hyper local – Åsbro 3

Hyper local – Åsbro

I once more welcome Gitta Wilén as a guest contributor here at Citizen Media Watch. This time she has interviewed a hyperlocal blogger, Alf Fransson. Alf Fransson, 69, is blogging about a small area...

Gillmor: Experiment more! 2

Gillmor: Experiment more!

Dan Gillmor has put together a ten point report of the state of citizen media today. While both a general audience and traditional media now pays attention to citizen media, there have been backlashes...

Who can do citizen journalism? 1

Who can do citizen journalism?

After Magnus Ljungkvist received Nyhetspriset, a Swedish citizen journalism award presented by Politikerbloggen, criticism has been heard. He received the award for revealing that then minister Borelius had a high income when she claimed...

Reports from the SJF debate on user generated content 3

Reports from the SJF debate on user generated content

I haven’t had time to write about the SJF panel debate on citizen media the other day, so I was happy to see that Media Culpa and Andreas Aspegren have done the job for...

Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project 0

Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project

In December I wrote about the multimedia project in Brighton which is a collaboration between the University of Brighton, Nokia, Ymogen and the BBC. Today the result was released as Geo-stories, a set of...

Presentation and debate 0

Presentation and debate

I have a busy week coming up. Thursday I’ll give a presentation at Karlstad University on citizen media and how we work with participatory journalism at aftonbladet.se. Also some important challenges for news sites...

OhMyNews goes 2.0 1

OhMyNews goes 2.0

Next month the ground-breaking South Korean citizen media site OhMyNews will relaunch as “OhMyNews 2.0”. The new site’s aspiration is to attract 100 000 volunteering contributors (today: 43 000) within the next three years,...

Congdon laughingly breaks the rules of journalism – gets fatherly piece of advice 0

Congdon laughingly breaks the rules of journalism – gets fatherly piece of advice

Interesting piece by Daniel Terdiman on Cnet about Amanda Congdon‘s refusal to live by journalistic rules/standards, even after starting working for ABC News. there’s a bit of a kerfuffle going on right now in...

Swedish citizen journalism/activism wiki launched 1

Swedish citizen journalism/activism wiki launched

Today Oscar Swartz launched his Swedish citizen journalism wiki, for which he’s received funding from II-Stiftelsen. The name of the site is Digital Idag (“digital today”). The site is in beta, and its first...

Al Gore brings Current TV to the UK and Ireland 1

Al Gore brings Current TV to the UK and Ireland

Current TV, the interactive tv network founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt in 2005, has now launched its UK version. With air time on both Sky and Virgin Media platforms in the UK...

Citizen journalists banned from video reporting of violence in France 2

Citizen journalists banned from video reporting of violence in France

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....