Tag: Established media

On comments to articles and community building

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (1)

Tucson-based Arizona Daiy Star’s site azstarnet.com has decided to remove the possibility to comment on many of their articles. Debbie Kornmiller, Readers Advocate, writes: This is the second time since StarNet launched in 1995 that the Star’s online forum has forced management to rethink allowing online interaction. The last foray, the Community Front Page, was […]

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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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Swedish YouTube clone goes tv show

• December 18, 2006 • Comments (0)

Video clips from FejmTv, citizen video site by Swedish tv channel TV4, will end up in a tv show with the same name as the site. The first episode of the show will be on the air on December 26, and its theme will be Xmas songs. At the site, FejmTv are now asking its […]

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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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Possible new industry standard provides ability to track changes in photographs

• December 13, 2006 • Comments (0)

Tom Glocer, Chief Executive officer of Reuters, disclosed in a speech at the Globes Media Conference in Tel Aviv on Monday 11 December 2006: I am pleased to announce today that we are working with Adobe and Canon to create a solution that enables photo editors to view an audit trail of changes to a […]

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2006 named the year of the social network

• December 12, 2006 • Comments (0)

It’s getting near the end of the year, and December is always a good time to look back and reflect on the goings on of the past 12 months. Richard MacManus at the Read/WriteWeb blog has done just that, and has come up with a long list of technologies that have shaped the web this […]

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A small step for some, a giant leap for an old giant

• December 12, 2006 • Comments (0)
A small step for some, a giant leap for an old giant

The old and renowned New York Times hasn’t been known for being in the forefront when it comes to embrasing citizen/social media. Therefore the new change, minor as it might seem, is indeed a big leap in this old giant’s development. The NY Times has added buttons to its stories allowing users to send them […]

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Citizen media or citizen nonsense?

• December 8, 2006 • Comments (6)
Citizen media or citizen nonsense?

I decided to try out Twitter, a bit inspired by Jonas who talked about how fun it was to get people’s updates on what they were doing as text messages to his phone several times a day. I can’t say that that made me super eager to try it out, but there I was, an […]

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Web 2.0 for publishers

• December 7, 2006 • Comments (0)
Web 2.0 for publishers

Ifra, the international publishers association, has published a handy beginners guide to web 2.0 for publishers, available for easy online reading or printable. Though I haven’t read through all 26 pages, it seems like they’ve got most of the basics covered. Among other things, it contains an interview with Tim O’Reilly, case studies of Fox […]

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Eye witness accounts – a natural choice for newsdesks to embrace citizen media

• December 4, 2006 • Comments (0)
Eye witness accounts - a natural choice for newsdesks to embrace citizen media

Yahoo and Reuters are asking for photos and videoclips from eyewitnesses in a new joint project called You Witness. Reuters write: “There is already a lot of quality amateur journalism being created by our users,” said Scott Moore, head of news and information at Yahoo Media Group. “Yahoo needed a more efficient process for soliciting […]

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Magazines in Sweden far behind

• December 2, 2006 • Comments (4)

Recently the Bivings group, a republican-supported PR firm with a somewhat bad reputation for applying unorthodox marketing methods, conducted an investigation into the state of American magazines online. They found that most of the top 50 magazines in the US are not making use of web 2.0 features. What astonished me the most was that […]

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