Tag: video

by Joe Spurr

Traditional media organizations cover big cases, and they do it well. Part of what’s neat about streaming normal courtroom proceedings as a part of OpenCourt‘s efforts is being present for the interesting hearings that would otherwise fall through the cracks. For instance, in a scene about a week ago that echoed a plot line from [...] more »

by Joe Spurr

The highest court in Massachusetts has just ruled in favor of OpenCourt’s ability to video record, stream and archive public court proceedings online, writing that restricting rights to publish would violate First Amendment press protections. The decision arrived during Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and [...] more »

by Val Wang

Loyal OpenCourt viewers, you’ve by this time noticed we haven’t been live-streaming as often. We’re sorry to disappoint you — but very glad for your interest, as always. OpenCourt is entering a phase of transition, and our efforts have pulled us away from court more frequently than usual. Firstly (get your Kleenexes ready), I will [...] more »

by Andrew Whitacre

For those who may not know, we at the MIT Center for Civic Media have doubled down on our events schedule. In addition to co-hosting events with other groups around MIT as we have the last few years, we now have two major event series: Civic Media Sessions and Civic Lunches. The latter is an [...] more »

by Joe Spurr

OpenCourt, our Knight Foundation-funded project devised to help make courts more transparent, is facing a legal challenge soon to be heard by a judge in the highest court in Massachusetts. The central issue at stake is a First Amendment question of whether the court can order a news organization to redact material that has been [...] more »

by Val Wang
by Melissa Ulbricht

Armed with a few Kodak Zi8 cameras, six HTC Wildfire mobile phones and expertise in training citizen journalists, Small World News is working to share stories from embattled Libya with the larger world. Small World News is on the ground in Benghazi training Libyans to capture and tell video stories of events in this volatile [...] more »

by Tom Grasty

When you think of the recent unrest in the Middle East, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube immediately come to mind. Yet in an era where the revolution no longer need be televised — now it’s tweeted — wouldn’t a collaborative online video editing platform that allows producers, correspondents and reporters to [...] more »

by Brad Flora

Want to learn more about the gamification of news that Chris O’Brien wrote about here last week? I did, so I spent the last few days digging into the web for videos and talks about taking game mechanics outside of what we typically think of as “games.” Sure there’s tremendous potential for news organizations that [...] more »

by Jessica Mayberry

Video Volunteers recently launched IndiaUnheard, a new project (and website) attempting to create a bridge, through community media, between disconnected rural communities and web audiences who are interested in news on issues of human rights, development and corruption. You can see the result and watch the community videos here. As this is a relatively new [...] more »