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MTV Signs Up 51 Citizen Journalists

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

This from CNet News.com:  
 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 [...]

Confessions of a Citizen Journalist, So What’s New?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

OffTheBus, is Jay Rosen’s and the Huffington Post’s move to get citizen reporting and citizen insights into Presidential election news mix. To understand part of the process read this piece by OffThe Bus contributor Bryan Bissell. The OffTheBus editors sent  him to cover the hostage taking at the Clinton Headquarters in New Hampshire,. About midway through his reflective piece, Bissell writes:
Packs of [...]

NYTimes: All the News thats Fit to Print, Archive, Digitize…..

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Maybe it’s been around for a while, but I noticed a most telling house ad in The New York Times hard copy today. It reads: All the news that’s fit to print. stream. archive. digitize. e-mail. personalize. broadcast. blog. feed. debate. click. …nytimes.com. 

Call for Web Journalism, Citizenship Book Chapters

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

I received the following email request:
Garrett Monaghan and Sean Tunney, editors of the forthcoming book, Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship? (to be published by Sussex Academic Press) are pleased to invite proposals for additional chapters.
This book will debate the routine claim that the traditional flow of information from media to citizen is being [...]

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