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Citizen Journalism

Some Legal Questions Podcasters Should Consider

Brad Reid | Posted 02.08.2017 | Media
Brad Reid

Law permeates our society including emerging media and new methods of expression. Often our legal system lags behind technology and creative innovatio...

How Barbie, comedians and new tech are opening up Mexico's government

Apolitical | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact

The government of Mexico is deploying a start-up, open data and a wildly popular group of comedians to force itself to become more accountable to citi...

Ala Tayyeb: A Film Journalist And Kurdish Hero

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The Al Murah zone of Iraqi Kurdistan Here, amid a landscape of fortifications and trenches, François Margolin, the producer of my documentary on Kurd...

Digital Didn't Kill Traditional Media

Jennifer Risi | Posted 05.24.2016 | Media
Jennifer Risi

The source for information remains crucial, and earned stories in traditional news sources are the most trusted. People are still skeptical of visible involvement of a brand in content. Earned media cannot be bought or owned, it is "earned" organically.

Guest Author: 'Today's Anecdote' By Paula

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paula took it upon herself -- unasked, entirely on her own initiative -- to begin conducting "man/woman on the street" interviews with strangers she interacted with in her daily life (she lives in Akron, in the bellwether state of Ohio), to see what they thought about the election season.

Snapchat Wants To Make 'Ballot Selfies' Legal On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

There's a good chance that if you take out your phone to snap a photo of yourself voting on Election Day, an election official will tell you to knock ...

The Age of Nano News and Why We Must Pay

Ehab Al Shihabi | Posted 03.25.2016 | Media
Ehab Al Shihabi

While Americans watch nightly cable coverage of the U.S. presidential race as if it's the only story worthy of attention, elsewhere, a world of news unfolds, ranging from unexpected cultural happenings to grisly assassinations.

Let's All Commit Acts of Citizen Journalism

Michael Nigro | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Michael Nigro

Six corporate leviathans stand right on top of mainstream media's metaphorical garden hose, and by simply shifting their bloat about, control the flow...

I Wrote From the Heart and it Touched a Nerve

Jeremy Nix | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Jeremy Nix

This post has been an interesting experience for me. I have received hateful Twitter messages from those who disagree with my opinion. I have been praised for writing it. I have been accused of being a pretentious douche-bag, full of white privilege, who talks down to his audience and is unwilling to listen to anyone else's opinions or views.

The War on Sean Penn

LuxEco Living | Posted 02.11.2017 | Impact
LuxEco Living

By Jake Breslauer cross-posted from Satirical Nonsense I've spent a good deal of my life placing blame on things other than myself for my shortcoming...

Justin Adu Delivers Reality Programming with African Amedia | Posted 11.05.2016 | Black Voices

It's more than art for art's sake. Justin Adu's African Amedia exhibit was created with direct intent to deliver in-your-face content that forces one to take in the adversities of society. His work addresses the negative portrayals of African Americans in mainstream media, while also providing a platform to look inward and analyze self.

Knight News Challenge Gives $3.2M To 22 Ideas To Inform The Public And Increase Voting

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 01.03.2017 | Technology

If the voting process is easier, maybe more people will vote. If the public is more inspired about the electoral process, maybe more of us will partic...

Assange: Mainstream Media Rife With Censorship

Seung-yoon Lee | Posted 06.25.2016 | World
Seung-yoon Lee

"It would be nice to live in a world where people didn't have to deal with an organization that is not compromised in any manner whatsoever, but we don't live in that world. People have to use cars and they have put to petrol in their cars, and that petrol is made by Shell or BP."

New Hope for Trustworthy News

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.06.2016 | Media
Craig Newmark

Yes, this isn't easy, since a fake news outlet could claim to be trustworthy. We need some trusted network to test challenges to trustworthiness, maybe inspired by Wikipedia.

How Mainstream Media Fiddled While Baltimore Burned and Got It Wrong When They Showed Up

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

So what is the purpose of mainstream media if they are not going to fulfill their mission of informing the public? If you want to get real information about what's going on with people outside of the champagne and limousine loop in America, bloggers and citizen journalists are where you have to go.

Your Right to Record: Protected by Law, Disrespected by Law Enforcement

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.17.2015 | Crime
Timothy Karr

While the technology has changed, our constitutional rights haven't. But how do we translate long-standing free speech and privacy protections at a time when anyone with a mobile phone has the potential to engage in an act of journalism?

Your Right to Record: Protected by Law, Disrespected by Law Enforcement

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

While Feidin Santana and Ramsey Orta are hardly household names, these men played pivotal roles in one of the most important civil rights stories of o...

Toward Trustworthy News: 'Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content'

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

My perspective, as usual, is that I'm a news consumer, never told anyone how to fix the news, I just want news I can trust.

Marissa Roth: The World Through Her Lens

Todd Felderstein | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Todd Felderstein

Marissa Roth respected her calling early on. With an artist's sensibility, Marissa turned her talents to the still camera donning the Nikon shortly out of college and entering the heavily male dominated world of photojournalism.

I Don't Exist: A Reflection On Contemporary Journalism

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 03.10.2015 | Media
Katherine Meadowcroft

I am overwhelmed by the extraordinary variety of writing and publishing platforms available for our consumption today, from the professional journalist and the citizen blogger to the Facebook philosopher and the hashtag activist.

Creating Empathy in the News: There's an App for That

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Technology
Melissa Jun Rowley

The Stringwire app is currently available on iOS in Australia, Canada, Guinea-Bissau, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, UK, Ukraine and the U.S.

Sophia Jones

Filmmakers Admit To Staging Video Of Brave Syrian Boy Running Through Sniper Fire (UPDATE) | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

UPDATE: Nov. 14, 4:50 p.m. -- Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind the viral video that appeared to show a Syrian boy running t...

Sophia Jones

Syrian Filmmakers And Activists Put On Film Festival Inside War-Torn Syria | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- If it weren’t for the videos coming out of Syria -- often shot on cellphones -- that are regularly uploaded to social media sites and us...

Q&A: The Bravery of Those Who Toiled to Expose Injustice

Anna Shen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Media
Anna Shen

The making or covering up can happen anywhere in the world. Actually, muckraking journalists have been been exposing these injustices for hundreds of years. It is not simply in the modern era of American journalists.

My Big Moment in Journalism

Evan F. Moore | Posted 10.04.2014 | Black Voices
Evan F. Moore

Most journalists are aware that they won't have a story to fall onto their laps like Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward did. However, the little victories count.