Tag: citizens media

by David Sasaki

Last week the Salzburg Global Seminar organized two back-to-back meetings which brought together passionate enthusiasts in the field of new media for three days, and then traditional funders of media development for another three days. Josh Goldstein of UNICEF Innovation and Erik Hersman of Ushahidi each blogged about the gathering. There has also been a [...] more »

by David Sasaki

In 2007 Rising Voices, an outreach initiative of Global Voices aimed at bringing under-represented voices from the developing world to the social web, got its feet on the ground thanks to the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It was a year of building community, forging partnerships, and defining the needs [...] more »

by David Sasaki

Application Deadline: January 18, 2009 Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is now accepting project proposals for microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. Ideal applicants will present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of [...] more »

by JD Lasica

As one of the very early members of the Online News Association, I’ve attended my share of ONA conferences over the years. This year, I wasn’t able to attend the annual gathering that ended in Washington, DC, over the weekend. Instead, I spent most of last weekend at TechCrunch50, a technology conference in San Francisco [...] more »

by JD Lasica

In response to this week’s Newsweek article Revenge of the Experts suggesting the expert is back and user-created content is on the wane, columnist Tom Regan offers this in today’s Christian Science Monitor: Credible Web? It’s where we click most. Expertise is essential online, but the Internet’s real ‘killer app’ is choice. (Jay Rosen and [...] more »