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Archive for December, 2007

Atlanta’s SoCon08 Conference Feb 8-9, Register Now

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Last year SoCon07 was a blast, attendees loved it. So, of course, we are back again for SoCon08, the social media and social networking event for the Southeast. Registration opened today. Get aboard now. Here is what Timothy Moenk, one of the people helping organize SoCon08 wrote, it will give you an excellent idea of [...]

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 [...]

OhmyNews Opens Citizen Journalism School

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

This from the World Association of Newspapers’s blog:

An abandoned elementary school 90 minutes outside Seoul has been transformed into the new Citizen Journalism School by OhmyNews, AsiaMedia reported Tuesday.
The school will focus on teaching students about user-generated content and citizen journalism, and is designed to hold more than 60,000 citizen reporters.
Curricula includes writing workshops, journalism [...]

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 [...]

Striking Writers to Start Online Alternatives

Monday, December 17th, 2007

So when the big guys start pushing you around, maybe you can get mad as hell and not take it anymore. This from the LA Times about striking writers guild members:
Dozens of striking film and TV writers are negotiating with venture capitalists to set up companies that would bypass the Hollywood studio system and reach [...]