Guy Berger

by Guy Berger

In August, we start some initial workshops with high school learners, to discuss with them what it takes to be “citizen journalists” – contributing content that the mainstream will publish. What’s more, the content is constrained by being 140 characters long – sms is the method of communications for now. Over the course of 8 [...] more »

by Guy Berger

So which are the regular websites visited by the big names at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media conference? I asked people like Jay Rosen, JD Lasica, Amy Gahran, Paul Grabowicz, Henry Jenkins and others to share their favorites. Surveying ten or so folks shows that top of the list is Jeff Jarvis’ BuzzMachine. [...] more »

by Guy Berger

Opening panel at the conference is talking from local media (as civic media), ranging to macro political level. Tweeting the debates. more »

by Guy Berger

There are a couple of delays in implementing our Iindaba Ziyafika – the news is coming project around cellphone journalism, supported by the Knight Foundation – but the tardy policy context in South Africa is also a constraint. At present in South Africa, at least six out of ten adults have access to cellphones, but [...] more »