Tag: citizen journalism

by Julie Keck

1. How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers (Laura Miller / Salon) 2. Pinterest / Getty deal IDs images, shares data with advertisers (Noah Rayman / TIME) 3. Opinion: Is Glenn Greenwald the future of news? (Bill Keller / New York Times) 4. Medium opens signup to all (Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch) 5. [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece from correspondent Josh Stearns, and portions were adapted from Stearns’ report, “Acts of Journalism: Defining Press Freedom in the Digital Age.” This summer the Society for Professional Journalists debated a proposal to change its name to the Society for Professional Journalism. The resolution didn’t pass, but the 100-year-old organization [...] more »

by Margaret Looney

When Marguerite Sullivan started the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) in 2007, she said she faced skepticism as to whether the U.S.-based organization could help advance media development worldwide. But since its launch, CIMA, which is part of the National Endowment for Democracy, has been helping independent news outlets and foundations navigate the ever-shifting media landscape [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

As the world watches Syria this week, ethics questions will focus on how critically the media are thinking about the purpose and extent of possible military intervention, as well as issues of credibility, independence and context. But within Syria’s borders, groups of loosely and tightly organized citizens are focused on practicing their own journalism — [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBC News buys live-video streaming site to incorporate citizen journalism, boost news coverage (The Next Web) 2. Study: Mobile news ‘snacking’ is up sharply, but tablets are the killer news devices (Pando Daily) 3. Technology industry extends a hand to struggling print media (NYT) 4. New milestones for freelance journalism platform (Journalism.co.uk) 5. Journalism [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post Co. chairman and CEO Don Graham on the sale of the company to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and more (Neiman Lab) 2. Google revamps search to feature in-depth articles (CNET) 3. Tech magnates bet on Twitter-savvy politician Booker and his future (NYT) 4. Twitter’s killer new two-factor authentication kicks SMS to the curb [...] more »

by Davin Hutchins

This article was co-written by Brian Williamson. It’s a first-person account of a project by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The news reports from Syria are dominated by casualty counts: 80 thousand… 90 thousand… 100 thousand people killed in the conflict. Comprehension of Syria’s human suffering is desperately needed to keep the human cost in [...] more »

by Madeleine Bair

What a video doesn’t show is sometimes the heart of the story. Liam Stack, who curates citizen video at the New York Times, explains how he finds videos and tells the stories of the unknowns. “Watching Syria’s War,” a New York Times video project, presents the Syrian conflict through citizen video in a way that [...] more »

by Jennifer Dorroh

South America is home to the world’s largest rainforest, its greatest river, and some of its most challenging environmental problems, from pollution to deforestation. Yet environmental issues are often overlooked by the region’s media, says environmental journalist and mapping expert Gustavo Faleiros. “In South America, environmental coverage is always a second-class issue. It only gets covered [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

One of the most troubling things about the politicians and pundits who are calling for Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s prosecution, calling him an accomplice to Edward Snowden’s leaks, is that just a month ago we saw the same language coming out of the Justice Department itself. Before the National Security Agency leaks captured the nation’s [...] more »