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Citizen Journalism and the Internet
document Distributed Knowledge

This paper summarizes recent discussions about Citizen journalism: its various forms and coming of age; its role in international news; the opportunities for a more democratic practice of...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 19, 2012 12:23 pm GMT2713 views
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Citizen Journalism and the Internet
Citizen Journalism: Something for Nothing Won’t Last Long
document Crowd Creativity

According to Poynter.org's managing editor, Steve Myers, CNN has been relatively forward-thinking in its approach to citizen journalism. They mix iReport content (from unpaid citizen...

Tonya Van Dijk Feb 19, 2012 10:39 pm GMT2658 views
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Citizen Journalism: Something for Nothing Won’t Last Long
Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Vyclone lets you upload a clip to its servers, where other users can throw their own shots into the mix to create a crowdsourced movie encompassing, literally, different points-of-view.

Fritz SchaeferMay 18, 2012 12:38 pm GMT831 views
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Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered
Courts not shielding ‘citizen journalists’
document 

Citizen journalists are providing a valuable service to their communities. They are relentlessly searching for the truth by preserving liberty and democracy. They are doing all of this without...

Adam FrazerFeb 19, 2012 11:56 pm GMT1634 views
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Courts not shielding ‘citizen journalists’
Scottish citizen journalists: charting the Olympic torch relay
document Distributed Knowledge

Citizen relay aims to capture the alternative stories of the torch relay, turning the camera away from the flame and back onto the crowds and communities that it passes through. This is not about...

Adam FrazerJun 08, 2012 01:39 pm GMT901 views
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Scottish citizen journalists: charting the Olympic torch relay
To Help or Document: The Citizen Journalists' Dilemma
article 

The oft-heard phrase, "We’re all citizen journalists, now," may not be empirically true, but there’s some evidence to support the notion. Many major news stories hinge on media grabbed...

Pablo BracciniDec 05, 2012 11:22 pm GMT2820 views
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To Help or Document: The Citizen Journalists' Dilemma
Protections Needed for Citizen Journalists: US report
article 

The growing spectrum of individuals who commit acts of journalism are not limited to the U.S., of course. Canada's journalism landscape also relies on the contribution of citizen journalists,...

Jason RobbinsNov 29, 2013 10:24 am GMT840 views
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Protections Needed for Citizen Journalists: US report
CloudFlare Teams Up With 15 NGOs To Protect Citizen Journalists And Activists From DDoS Attacks
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing platform -- CloudFlare announced Project Galileo, a partnership with 15 NGOs to help it identify and protect sites around the world that are under attack. These NGOs include the...

Fiona MaresJun 15, 2014 08:46 am GMT738 views
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CloudFlare Teams Up With 15 NGOs To Protect Citizen Journalists And Activists From DDoS Attacks
Citizen Journalism Key to Covering Conflict in Syria
article Distributed Knowledge

The humanitarian tool, which has been crowdsourcing words, photos and videos to deliver a real time map of the crisis since 2011, scoured some 160,000 new reports and social media updates and used...

Claire MackayJun 16, 2014 02:49 pm GMT406 views
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Citizen Journalism Key to Covering Conflict in Syria
BBC to Launch Citizen Journalism Mobile App
document Distributed Knowledge

The app is scheduled to launch using the HTML5-based web language to minimize reliance on specific handset operating systems, such as Apple is or Google’s Android, although a roadmap for the...

Claire MackayOct 05, 2011 03:21 pm GMT2079 views
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BBC to Launch Citizen Journalism Mobile App
How Citizen Journalism Can Vet Quality Through Lessons from Gaming
document Distributed Knowledge

It is true that the explosion of sources of information – just like the avalanche of the raw information itself via wide, public availability of data – makes the jobs of journalists more complex,...

Samuel BennettDec 09, 2011 01:23 am GMT803 views
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How Citizen Journalism Can Vet Quality Through Lessons from Gaming
How the Arab Spring Moved Citizen Journalists to Use Maps, HTML5 Instead of Text
document 

Mapping has also emerged as an effective way of covering the news, noted Patrick Meier co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers at Ushahidi, mentioning Syria Tracker, a...

Samuel BennettDec 14, 2011 12:49 am GMT1053 views
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How the Arab Spring Moved Citizen Journalists to Use Maps, HTML5 Instead of Text
NewsiT folds gamification into citizen journalism
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Long-time journalist Melinda Wittstock explained that the strength that NewsiT has over other citizen journalism sites is the algorithm and oversight that it has, since journalists will assure...

Harshida PatelMar 08, 2012 10:48 pm GMT2058 views
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NewsiT folds gamification into citizen journalism
Citizen Journalism Needs a Dose of Journalistic Ethics After Sandy
article Distributed Knowledge

Journalists should not be nice; the truth is not served by politeness. Citizen journalists need to get off Twitter for five minutes, make phone calls, and start investigating. As a citizen...

Samuel BennettNov 07, 2012 01:02 pm GMT2487 views
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Citizen Journalism Needs a Dose of Journalistic Ethics After Sandy
Turkey is a case study in the value of citizen journalists, thanks to the ones behind @140journos
article Distributed Knowledge

It’s not surprising at all that such a country would ban Twitter and YouTube. This apparently caused difficulties for @140journos during their crowdsourced verification process, but they managed to...

Jason RobbinsApr 11, 2014 02:12 am GMT446 views
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Turkey is a case study in the value of citizen journalists, thanks to the ones behind @140journos
Crowdsourcing to Cultivate Citizen Journalists
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This article answers the question If journalism can be outsourced.

Crowdsourcing.orgAug 26, 2010 05:53 pm GMT3469 views
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Crowdsourcing to Cultivate Citizen Journalists
The citizens agenda: making election coverage more useful
document Distributed Knowledge

The Guardian's over-arching commitment to an open and collaborative newsroom makes it a natural home for the citizens agenda. The citizens agenda is a simple concept, and their approach...

Fritz SchaeferDec 08, 2011 09:29 pm GMT899 views
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The citizens agenda: making election coverage more useful
Crowdsourcing As A Service: Citizen Reporters, Mystery Shoppers and Intelligence Gathering
document Tools

OneNews, EMT’s citizen journalism mobile app, launched in 2009. The company then developed white-label apps using its platform for marketing and intelligence. Now it’s launching Stringfly, an...

Samuel BennettFeb 21, 2012 01:44 am GMT2685 views
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Crowdsourcing As A Service: Citizen Reporters, Mystery Shoppers and Intelligence Gathering
Israeli Military Tells Citizens To Stop Broadcasting Rocket Attacks Via Social Media
article Distributed Knowledge

Following the Arab Spring uprisings, social sites have increasingly provided a platform for citizen journalism, instantly transmitting unfiltered images of violence to the world at large....

Fiona MaresNov 18, 2012 01:14 pm GMT1499 views
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Israeli Military Tells Citizens To Stop Broadcasting Rocket Attacks Via Social Media
What is Citizen Journalism and how does it Influence News?
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Apps have been developed in order to support this notion. The Guardian’s ‘Guardian Witness’ app purposely targets citizen journalists, asking them to supply staff journalists with videos, photos...

Claire MackaySep 19, 2013 10:47 am GMT1391 views
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What is Citizen Journalism and how does it Influence News?
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