Tag: Citizen journalism

Business Week on vlogging and citizen journalism

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

BusinessWeek.com has a long piece on “vlogging, citizen journalism, and other facets of the online video phenomenon”. Long live the net video revolution, the article writer Catherine Holahan exclaims. The article brings up vlogging in Iraq, video watching statistics in the US, political vlogging, personal commentary (with Rocketboom as example), ads and sponsorships. 2006 was […]

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Dan Gillmor's media predictions for 2007

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (0)
Dan Gillmor's media predictions for 2007

Dan Gillmor is a wise man in the citizen media world, so it’s with interest I read his media predictions for 2007. They are about US media, but interesting none the less. And I like the quiz format of this post (which Gillmor’s borrowed from columnist William Safire). 9. The most important journalism innovation will […]

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Mashups as a journalistic – and political – tool: Tunisia example

• December 24, 2006 • Comments (0)

The Tunisian Prison map is a great example of how you can use mashups as a base for journalism or political lobbying. Based on a google map, Sami Ben Gharbia has pinpointed Tunisian prisons and shows information about prisoners and what crimes they are convicted of. If you click on one of the pointers, you […]

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The Lebanese ambulance attack and trust in citizen – and established – media

• December 21, 2006 • Comments (5)

In August, a friend pointed me to the Red Cross Ambulance Incident fraud report at Zombietime. Today I read Ethan Zuckerman‘s recent post about the story. In short, two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances were reported to have been attacked by Israeli forces on July 23. The fraud report claims that this never happened, and offers […]

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LA Times on "YouTube journalism"

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (0)

The LA Times has a piece on what they call YouTube journalism, and start off with the example of this video clip, filmed by a mountaneering expedition team in the Nangapa pass in the Himilayas on Sept. 30, 2006. The video clip shows some people on a foot path up a snowy mountain. Suddenly you […]

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Media Culpa's 2007

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (0)

I had a great time reading Hans Kullin at Media Culpa‘s predictions for 2007. I really recommend you to check out this post. Here’s how he thinks citizen journalism will affect mainstream media in 2007. Mainstream media are pushing the citizen journalism trend so far that reporters are quitting their jobs in order to be […]

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BBC starts citizen journalism project in Brighton

• December 19, 2006 • Comments (1)

In collaboration with the University of Brighton, Nokia and Ymogen, BBC Innovation is launching a month-long citizen journalism project in Brighton. It’s a multimedia project, meaning the participants will use video, still photography and text combined. Phones – Nokia Nseries multimedia computers – and a Garmin Etrex GPS device will be used by University of […]

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Citizen media voices: It's US, not YOU

• December 18, 2006 • Comments (0)

Following Time’s declaring of YOU as the Person of the Year, several voices in the citizen media world has been raised saying no, it’s not you, not as individuals – it’s us, WE are the media. Juan Antonio Giner at Innovations in Newspapers: The WE Media lost against the YOU Media. Dan Gillmor at Citizen […]

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Time magazine: YOU are the person of the year

• December 17, 2006 • Comments (0)
Time magazine: YOU are the person of the year

TIME magazine has a tradition of naming someone who has done something great the Person of the Year. This year, TIME magazine has declared that the person of the year is: you. Yes, the citizen media revolution and what everyone is contributing with on the net is the most important thing this year. We are […]

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Tomorrow's journalism – less fact checking?

• December 15, 2006 • Comments (1)

Paul Gillin writes about “The coming collapse and rebirth of newspaper journalism”. He predicts that In 10 years, probably a third of metropolitan daily print newspapers will be gone. Some will go entirely online, while others will merge with regional competitors. The future will see a new kind of journalism with a different approach, he […]

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Hypa – a Swedish Digg clone

• December 8, 2006 • Comments (1)

IDG Sweden has (according to Dagens Media) started a new site called Hypa, which is pretty much a Digg clone in Swedish (instead of Digging stories you Hype them), targeted at tech nerds. So far the top links are all to IDG stories, so I guess they’re using the site quite a lot themselves starting […]

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Oscar Swartz to set up citizen journalism wiki

• November 30, 2006 • Comments (1)

Today free speech-activist Oscar Swartz writes that he is to set up a ”structure” for citizen journalism about free communication, immaterial rights and surveillance in Berlin and Stockholm. Swartz recently received a II-stiftelsen grant of SEK 150 000 to expand his blog and start a wiki for ground-breaking citizen journalism. He doesn’t reveal the exact […]

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