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Citizen Journalism

Clay Shirky is Right: Newspapers' Death is Journalism's Loss

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Watson

The Internet has been a destructive force for many business models, but none threatens the basis of the republic as much as the digital knife busily sawing at the fraying Achilles tendon of American newspapers.

Citizen Journalism Publishing Standards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All published pieces must meet certain editorial standards. You can help expedite the publishing process by following a few simple guidelines: 1) JUS...

Throw Down Against Michael Steele Or Stephen Colbert

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We want to hear you lay down a rap, at least we think we do. "Why," you ask? Well, it all started when Republican National Committee chair Michael S...

Talk To US: How Has The Recession Affected Your Family?

Talk to US | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Talk to US

The financial crisis has had a profound effect on communities around the world. The International Labor Organization says worldwide job losses could r...

HuffPosters: Have You Traded Life Insurance For Mortgage Payments? Share Your Stories

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The economic crisis has forced Americans to make decisions they never expected to make. In an effort to keep up with his rising mortgage payments, on...

HuffPost Readers Pay It Forward: A Round-Up Of Random Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Earlier last week, and inspired by heart-warming stories of charity from around the country, we asked our readers to submit their own random acts of k...

HuffPost Readers: Share Your Random Acts Of Kindness!

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Verena von Pfetten

Have you been the Good Samaritan to your neighbor's bad luck? Or have you been the recipient of someone else's goodwill? We want your stories.

A Bold, Old Idea for Saving Journalism

Walter Isaacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Walter Isaacson

I hope that 2009 will be the year when creators of valuable content start charging and readers begin paying for the journalism they want.

Do User-Generated Review Sites Sites do More Harm Than Good?

Pauline Millard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pauline Millard

I would worry about what these sites said about me and how they were monitored. Users post anonymously, and there are no checks and balances to investigate if any of the claims are valid.

How the Huffington Post Helped Save a Life

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

In March 2008, I asked readers of HuffPost to reach out to reporters and bloggers to help tell the story of Turk Sabri Bogday, who at the time faced unjust execution in Saudi Arabia.

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, the online citizen-journalist arm of the Huffington Post, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month. Of all the new political, no...

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 are...