Digging Deeper

The New York Times has been experimenting with using publicly available government satellite data to help tell stories, especially in areas where reporters are not necessarily on the ground. Screenshot courtesy of RJI.
WITNESS is a nonprofit that uses video to reveal human rights abuse by working with citizen video journalists.
Digging Deeper
by Reuben Stern

This week we find out how online news startup Ozy is rethinking news content, and we learn how human rights group Witness works with citizens to generate video reports from the ground. PART 1: Ozy’s story approach The 10-month-old news startup¬†Ozy¬†aims to appeal to smart, educated, curious readers who embrace things that are different. We […] more »

Digging Deeper
by Mark Glaser

The people formerly known as the audience (TPFKATA) are doing more than just fact-checking newspaper stories, time-shifting TV shows and capturing breaking news on their cameraphones. They are also helping run their favorite bands, designing and voting on concert T-shirts, mixing studio albums and even voting on which cities should be included in a band’s […] more »

Digging Deeper
by Mark Glaser

From time to time, I’ll give an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and take action. I’ve already covered presidential campaign videos online, citizen journalism, online privacy and various other topics. This week I’ll look […] more »

Digging Deeper
by Mark Glaser

The state of investigative journalism in America is in its five-alarm fire phase, with newspaper staffs being severely pared down, and TV news going for flash and celebrity. But Charles Lewis, the godfather of non-profit investigative journalism as founder and former director of the Center for Public Integrity, would rather put out the fire than […] more »

Digging Deeper
by Mark Glaser

A year ago, Dan Gillmor was in a plum position. He had been a technology journalist and columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, in the heart of Silicon Valley. He had written the Bible of grassroots journalism, We the Media, describing how weblogs and other new media forms were democratizing media and giving power […] more »


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