Tag: Citizen journalism

Hard times for bloggers and journalists in Sri Lanka

• March 2, 2008 • Comments (0)

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 to report about what I see and opinions and thoughts I have on any thinkable subject. In other parts of the […]

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Hyper local – Åsbro

• December 23, 2007 • Comments (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 1.3 Swedish miles from Askersund in Närke, Sweden. By putting up his own placards at the local petrol station/grocery store, he […]

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Gillmor: Experiment more!

• July 20, 2007 • Comments (2)

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 and we are still struggling with the business models and trust issues, Gillmor writes. Many start-ups have failed, yet there are […]

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Who can do citizen journalism?

• July 20, 2007 • Comments (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 she could not afford to pay employment taxes for hiring a nanny. Borelius resigned shortly after this. The two main critics, […]

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Reports from the SJF debate on user generated content

• May 16, 2007 • Comments (3)

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 me. And a good job too. On the whole it was an odd situation, being in a debate with my employer’s […]

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Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project

• May 15, 2007 • Comments (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 geo-tagged photos and film clips brought together as a kind of multimedia story on this site. If the goal was to […]

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Presentation and debate

• May 8, 2007 • Comments (0)

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 and some trends I see in the near future. Should be fun. The other speakers are Fredrik Wackå and Robin Hamman, […]

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OhMyNews goes 2.0

• April 13, 2007 • Comments (1)

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, writes Dagens Medier.

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

• March 23, 2007 • Comments (0)

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 light of revelations that even as she has been producing stories for ABCNews.com, she has also been performing in infomercials for […]

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Swedish citizen journalism/activism wiki launched

• March 15, 2007 • Comments (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 project is a campaign – against the proposed FRA law that I wrote about earlier (also a summary of some blog […]

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Al Gore brings Current TV to the UK and Ireland

• March 13, 2007 • Comments (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 and Ireland, the channel can add 10 million homes covered to its 40 million in the US. Company chairman Al Gore […]

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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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