Oscar Swartz to set up citizen journalism wiki
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 details of this structure, but has earlier stated that the result will be “a journalistic think-tank working with Open Source ideology as a base”.
Like me, Swartz met with Dan Gillmor Friday, and he took the opportunity to ask for his thoughts on the project. Somewhat surprisingly, Gillmor thought traditional journalism might work better for this field, but if they succeed they’d be pioneers. The key would be to break the work down into smaller tasks, Gillmor said according to Swartz.