Tag: technologies

by J. Nathan Matias

A version of this post first appeared on the MIT Center for Civic Media blog. How can designers imagine innovative technologies for news and journalism? I think I know one answer. In this post, I propose the Journalism Innovation Spiral and demonstrate it by picking apart the “profile article” for innovative ideas. The resulting design [...] more »

by Aaditeshwar Seth

India has been quite a latecomer to this promising channel of people empowerment through community media. Until late 2006, only educational institutions were allowed to set up campus radio stations having a transmission range of 10-15km. The scope was only recently expanded to also include non-profit agencies, agricultural research institutes, and schools, to set up [...] more »

by Amanda Atwood

This week we gave our first targeted demonstrations of Freedom Fone, aimed at encouraging local health organisations to use Freedom Fone as one of the communications tools in the response to Zimbabwe’s cholera crisis. We believe that given the rapid spread of the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe, greater use should be made of the country’s [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

Here is an interesting academic review of how mobile technoligies are changing the news landscape. A number of important points are made, including… 1) The notion that mobile technologies in the hands of the public may be resulting in event-driven news overtaking institutionally based news. See this monster of a study on this topic. but [...] more »