Citizen Journalism

Examples of Non-Traditional Investigative Journalism

Posted on 1 May 2008. Filed under: Citizen Journalism |

Mark Glaser (Mediashift) has compiled a list of “online journalism” projects in preparation for a journalism conference at Berkeley this weekend. He includes quasi-traditional reporting (Salon: questioning Ken Starr investigation); poster-children (debunking 60 Minutes analysis of President Bush’s National Guard service; US Attorneys story; Rep. Mark Foley scandal); pop culture (debunking “A Million Little Pieces”); crowdsourcing (Porkbusters, Tibet uprising, Kaycee Nicole hoax). Mark is updating the post as commenters add new stories. Help him out! (tip)

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Rethinking The Mercury News

Posted on 15 April 2008. Filed under: Citizen Journalism |

On 19 April, the San Jose Mercury News is inviting the South Bay community to its first CopyCamp, an “unconference” that “brings community members into the newsroom to meet and discuss important issues with local journalists.” Learn more about CopyCamps. Via Twitter.

Examples of “unconferences” include Seattle’s MindCamp as well as BarCamp, PodCamp and RootsCamp. These “unconferences” are self-organizing, that is, the participants determine conference sessions. It’s the first task after registration!

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Impact of The Web on Politics

Posted on 15 April 2008. Filed under: Citizen Journalism, Politics |

Video from a conference panel on this topic held in New York last month. Features Jay Rosen, Ariana Huffington, Lisa Tizzi and Micah Sifry. From GroundReport, via David Cohn and WriteNowIsGood.

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Irish Election Blog

Posted on 26 May 2007. Filed under: Citizen Journalism, Politics |

This group blog is bringing up-to-the-minute coverage of this weekend’s Irish elections. Two new (to me) sidebar tools : MySay and Rumour Mill. (tip)

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The Power of The Blogging Platform

Posted on 15 May 2007. Filed under: Citizen Journalism |

Horse’s Mouth publishes a letter from Chinese reporters at the WSJ … on why the family should resist the overture from Rupert Murdoch. Pre-blogs, not only would this have not been published … few outside of the immediate “news” family would have been talking about the takeover bid. Is it “citizen journalism” when the authors are reporters?

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Did You Know?

Posted on 30 March 2007. Filed under: Citizen Journalism, Clips |

Discussion: Is this citizen journalism?

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