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Seeking truth via citizen and embedded journalism

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

When I talk to my students about the truth and journalism, I always ask them about whose truth. I use embedded journalism in war zones as an example of journalism skewed by the journalists’ limited point of view. It is one thing to be inside a tank and writing about the war and another to be on the receiving end of the [...]

MTV Signs Up 51 Citizen Journalists

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

This from CNet  
 As part of its quadrennial “Choose or Lose” youth voting initiative, MTV has announced a “Street Team” of 51 young amateur journalists, one from each state and the District of Columbia, who have been selected to cover the 2008 election and emphasize issues important to the younger generation.
“We couldn’t ignore the [...]

Citizen Journalism Training Happens Worldwide

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Citizen journalism training is taking place here, there and everywhere, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Egypt, Senagal, Kenya, Cambodia, South Korea, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Colombia, India, and Sierra Leone. See the round up at MediaShift’s Idea Lab. Here is what is happening with the Latino immigrant community in Philadelphia.
Every time I tout citizen journalism, I say it is an [...]

Knight Foundation Seeks Online Community Manager

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Here is the video promoting  a new job at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation:

If you would rather read about the job (I don’t think just wanting to read rather than watch will disqualify you), here is more information from a Knight Foundation news release:
Knight Foundation seeks an Online Community Manager to be based in [...]

Newsroom Lessons from Iraq War Policy

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

I just finished reading Wired magazine’s article by  Noah Shachtman entitled: How Technology Almost Lost the War: In Iraq, the Critical Networks Are Social — Not Electronic.
It might be a stretch, but as I was reading the article I thought what if the words newsrooms or reporters or editors were dropped into some paragraph would the advice then sound [...]