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Archive for the ‘Crowdsourcing’ Category

YouTube, PBS Ask Americans to ‘Video Your Vote’

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Here is old-fashioned public journalism and high-tech citizen journalism taken from this YouTube press release:
Starting today, registered United States voters can share their voting experiences via the Video Your Vote YouTube Channel. Some of the best videos will be showcased on PBS television, as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer’s Election Day broadcast.
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Big Think Videos, Easy for Citizens to Duplicate

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Big Think has taken a video camera and interviewed hundreds of experts, just a straight on head shot in the tradition of Errol Morris. Even the Washington Post has started to pick them up for its web pages.
It is a simple kind of journalism that any citizen can do and because they are straight-on [...]

NAA White Paper Gives Overview of Citizen Journalism

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Mark Toner writes an interesting  white paper for the Newspaper Association of America entitled: Citizen Journalism and Newspaper Sites: The Revolution will be Uploaded. It is a fine overview of what is happening, and includes topics like Beatblogging, Citizen Witnesses, Social Media, Crowdsourcing, Teamsourcing and our own Representative Journalism.
Here are a few excerpts:
Steve Yelvington, strategist for Morris DigitalWorks, talking of citizen [...]

Citizen Journalism: Atlanta Tornado Updates

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

I am in Minnesota, so have missed the Atlanta tornado, but this from Grayson Daughters who is on the ground reporting:
Mention that cit. journalists in Atlanta are creating a “virtual” newsroom… I’m getting in reports from people on ground and redirecting them to MSM at the moment. Can’t head to field right now as I [...]

Do We Need Photojournalists? Plus Lost Art of Black & White

Monday, February 11th, 2008

So if you have a hoard of amateurs shooting photographs, do you need professional photojournalists? I want to use our SoCon08 event at Kennesaw State University as a little test, so you, not I, can answer that question.
Last time I looked at Flickr there were about 300 photos posted about the event. Look through them closely. [...]