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Citizen Journalism

Why Old Media Can't Deny New Media

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Herzog

Twitter is a subset of new media. Your evening news and morning papers aren't quite there, lacking internet technologies, commenting, and synchronous interactivity.

Hudson Crash Required Journalists to Collaborate

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The photographs taken at the site of the Hudson crash may be the best proof yet that citizen journalism is not only essential, but is here to stay.

New Media Keeping Coal Ash Spill from Drowning in the Muck (VIDEO)

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

Volunteer organizations and individuals were largely responsible helping inject this disaster into the national media. I am hopeful we will see even more examples of this new media from the impacted residents.

Tower of Babel?

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Caryl Rivers

We need a press powerful enough to rival other power centers, like government and the corporate state. And we desperately need a new economic structure to save newspapers.

Voters Weigh In On Important Local Issues

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Sterne

While national news grabs headlines, voters around the country have expressed their interest in local issues this election season. A voter in New York says she wants to know about the impact of immigrants on the city's economy.

Congressman Wolf's Henchmen

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

It appears as if Congressman Frank Wolf had his Macaca moment -- sort of -- but worse when Staffers from Judy Feder's campaign were assaulted when trying to ask Mr. Wolf a simple question.

Publish Your Presidential Election Coverage Through HuffPost's OffTheBus

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

As Campaign '08 comes to a close, are you as frustrated and often outraged as we are about the blizzard of totally predictable media bloviating that seems to blanket us 24/7? Then help fight back by enlisting in the growing army of HuffPost's OffTheBus citizen reporters.

Steve Jobs Heart Attack Bogus Report Sends Apple Stock Reeling

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More evidence that the fate of Apple is tied to Steve Jobs and his health, from Silicon Alley Insider: "Citizen journalism" apparently just failed it...

Obama Mocks McCain As Change Agent, Tries To Convert GOP Voters Into "Obamacons"

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

"The truth is that the country is not as divided as is our politics. McCain says he wants to reduce the rancor in Washington. I'm thinking, Did you pay attention to the last two days of your convention? I mean, were you not watching it?"

Media Ownership for All: Citizen Journalism Grows Up

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

Independent photojournalists, NGO workers and citizens are part of this important movement to take back the news from those who focus on profits.

Twittering The Quake...

Huffington Post | Dan Duray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the first hour or so following the earthquake in southern California today, details in the media about the extent of the damage were sketchy. Howe...

HuffPost's OffTheBus In The New York Times

New York Times | Katharine Q. Seelye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OffTheBus.net, the online citizen-journalist arm of the Huffington Post, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month. Of all the new political, n...

All the World's a Photo Op

Kiku Adatto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kiku Adatto

When anyone with a cell phone is a potential member of the paparazzi, and anyone with a laptop a potential blogger, the contest for the control of images has never been more intense.

On The Road Again, With Begging Bowl And Stick

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Most reporters ask the same questions. Meena from Al Jazeera was different. She really wanted to know about "citizen journalism," and made me think all over again about the "citizen" part of the equation.

MSNBC, MySpace Team Up To Recruit Citizen Journalists

Hollywood Reporter | Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Citizen journalists, MySpace and NBC News want you to help cover this summer's political conventions. MySpace, NBC News and MSNBC.com are...

Running Behind The Bus

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

The title "citizen journalist" was always too French Revolution for me, but I've come to appreciate it. The hierarchical world of politics and media is turning upside down, and I feel like Alice down the rabbit hole.

The Edwards Endorsement According to You

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

Your story of the endorsement was fresh and insightful. You citizen journalists were on the ground at the arena in Michigan and in North Carolina and all over the Web. Join us in delivering more important stories that come from outside the circle of media insiders who meet "on the bus."

Stevie Wonder Soundtracks Obama's Near-Stunner in Ind.

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Stevie Wonder extemporized a soundtrack for Obama-maniacs in Indianapolis Monday. Uptake Reporter Citizen Kate experiences the joys and frustrations of a life as a citizen journalist.

Hillary Rallies Indiana With John Mellencamp and Mary Steenburgen

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

At a Hillary rally in Indiana, John Mellencamp played a song. Mary Steenburgen told me that she and Hill are gal pals and that their daughters grew up together and that Hillary brags about Chelsea.

Arcade Fire And Superchunk Host Obama Concert

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Local indie band Superchunk and indie hotness of the moment - Arcade Fire - get the groove on for Obama in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Caught On Camera: GOP Tosses Journalist

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Republicans in Minnesota have grown increasingly belligerent in keeping journalist video and audio equipment out of Republican events. The latest incident was nevertheless caught on tape.

Citizen Journalism: Can We Trust it?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

Citizen reporters provide independent, accurate, reliable information that the traditional media doesn't provide, goes the argument. Independent? Perhaps. Accurate and reliable? Can't be sure, say concerned professionals.

OffTheBus On Bittergate: A Roundup of Initial Responses

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

The Bittergate story has prompted responses from many OffTheBus contributors. They've written on the story and its interpretations but also on the new experience of practicing citizen journalism.

NY Times Looks At "Raw And Fresh" Campaign Reporting From OffTheBus.net

NY Times | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Every day, it seems, someone is trying to harness the power of the Web to cover the presidential campaign in a new way and give voice to people who ar...