Tag: contests

by Simon Owens

When discussing the travails of major news outlets online, it’s not uncommon for someone to mention the effect that companies like Google and Craigslist have had. But seemingly overlooked in this debate is Google’s own YouTube, which has become a breeding ground for unknown and upcoming filmmakers and broadcast journalists. In what way could the […] more »

by Mike Rosen-Molina

Whenever news breaks, the first people on the ground, before reporters arrive, are ordinary folks with cameras. Citizen journalists have played an important role in getting us the first glimpses of developing news, from the London transit bombings to the Southeast Asian tsunami to the Virginia Tech massacre. With the advent of YouTube as a […] more »

by Mark Glaser

It’s that time of year again. No, not just the new fall TV season. It’s also blog nomination season, when big international groups (and smaller national groups) ask people to submit nominees for the best blogs. In November, I’ll again be a judge for the Best of the Blogs (The BOBs) awards, run by the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Last Friday, I was sitting in a conference room on the 37th Floor of the Park Inn in Berlin, Germany, along with people from Brazil, Holland, Spain, France, Russia, Germany, China and other far-flung places. We had all been flown into town by German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle to be jury members to decide the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Is there a particular weblog or podcast that you love more than anything? Do you think it deserves some international attention? Now’s your chance to nominate that blog — whether it’s yours or someone else’s — for the Best of the Blogs (The BOBs) awards, put on for the third year by German public media […] more »