Tagged: Citizen journalism

Investigative journalism from a Swedish blogger 2

Investigative journalism from a Swedish blogger

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....

AP and NowPublic partnership brings local cit-journ into big media 0

AP and NowPublic partnership brings local cit-journ into big media

Interesting partnership between the Associated Press and citizen journalism site NowPublic.com for local news. In a press release the two companies wrote that “the goal of the effort is to expand the world’s access...

Video clip on citizen journalism 1

Video clip on citizen journalism

Click To Play iCommunity.TV points to a video clip which is the result of a 3-month documentary production course at Cambridge Community Television. The video is about citizen journalism and its implications. Though a...

New report: Citizen media here to stay 1

New report: Citizen media here to stay

The Institute for Interactive Journalism, J-Lab, has released a lenthy study on hyperlocal citizen media and its sustainability over time. In a news release, J-Lab writes: Most citizen media ventures are shoestring labors of...

"20 million editors" became 400 1

"20 million editors" became 400

Netzeitung, an online newspaper in Germany, started its citizen journalsim project “The Readers Edition” in June 2006. When announcing the project, they called out for “20 million editors”. What they got was around 400...

Resources for citizen journalism training 0

Resources for citizen journalism training

Here are some resources which might answer Lisa Sabater’s question about what citizens need to become full-fledged citizen journalists. It’s the blog Journalistopia that has collected a number of good resources “for citizen journalism...

BBC to open up journalism training site to the public 0

BBC to open up journalism training site to the public

Speaking of what bloggers need to approach journalism… The BBC are doing what they can to bridge the gap and educate citizens about the rules and workings of the journalistic trade. They are launching...

"Money could bridge the gap between blogging and journalism" 0

"Money could bridge the gap between blogging and journalism"

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...

Backfence's Mark Potts: We're reevaluating our strategy 0

Backfence's Mark Potts: We're reevaluating our strategy

Following my post summing up some of the buzz around local citizen journalism effort Backfence after the recent layoffs, I asked co-founder Mark Potts to clarify a few things about where the company’s at....

A call for excellence in journalism 0

A call for excellence in journalism

Democracy is under threat, as “old media” is cutting down and the discussion goes along the lines if “excellence” is needed since it costs too much. “New media” has yet to deliver when it...

Zoom lenses for cellphones to fuel the citizen paparazzi trend? 0

Zoom lenses for cellphones to fuel the citizen paparazzi trend?

Hong Kong-based Mobile Brando has developed a tele lens for Sony Ericsson cellphones, writes Norwegian tech site forbruker.no. It also works with Nokia cellphones by changing the back piece to one with a lens...

Johan Jernemalm – Aftonbladet's "citizen photographer of the year" 0

Johan Jernemalm – Aftonbladet's "citizen photographer of the year"

From the thousands of citizen photographers sending their photos to Aftonbladet in 2006, eight finalists were selected. The readers got to decide which one of them were to be named Citizen photographer of the...