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Citizen Journalism

WATCH: Citizen Reports From 194 Countries In One Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In 2006, CNN introduced a new mode of citizen journalism -- iReport, which allows users to share news stories that wouldn't ordinarily get coverage. ...

Friends Let Friends Do Digital Journalism

Tom Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

Ever have a friend who's called you a failure? And, then, somehow, he manages to stay your friend? And when people ask, you just can't say why?

Open Our Eyes: Homelessness Unveiled (VIDEO)

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Collectively, we have the power to take simple actions of learning more, donating, volunteering, and sharing to bring solutions to homelessness.

Where The Action Is: City Opens Doors For Journalists Of All Stripes

Chicago Reader | Josh Schonwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What does it mean to be a journalist? That's a complicated question these days, but in Chicago for decades there's been a rule of thumb. A journalist ...

About HuffPost Eyes & Ears

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Eyes & Ears (E&E) is the Huffington Post's citizen journalism unit -- a community of writers, researchers, and multimedia journalists committed to gen...

Tablets, Apps, Mobile, Ethics and Training Grip 17th World Editors Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Participants agreed that good management of newspapers required flexibility, a reallocation of resources to meet fast-paced technological innovations and constant training to keep up with the times.

The Fall and Rise of a Lovely Day

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

By William Fisher So there I was, sitting in my living room, laptop perched on knees, I-Pod across the room belting out tunes from my collection of j...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

If Robert Gibbs had walked around Las Vegas last week talking to the professional left, he would have learned what I did: that progressives, liberals, and Democrats are as diverse as the day is long.

Wild Experimentation in San Francisco's Local News Scene

Christin Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christin Evans

In San Francisco, hyperlocal sites have sprouted in all compass directions with terrific reporting of local neighborhood news.

The Media Is Trying, Or At Least We're Still Here

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Adam Clark Estes

This winter has been a bleak one for New York media. In November alone, job numbers plummeted in the print industry. Some kid in Russia invented ChatRoulette. And nobody quite knows what to say.

Open Web Platform for Gulf Oil Spill Beats Media Boom Ban

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Yobie Benjamin with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu "But at the end of the day, it's not about me. It's about the people of the Gulf," S...

General McChrystal Has No Idea What's Going On In Afghanistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

How Can American Journalism Save Itself?

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beth Arnold

By now Americans should be used to our traditional press dropping critical balls. And "citizen journalism" has neither solved the problem nor served as a reliable backstop.

Turns Out, Everyone's a Source!

Peter Shankman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Shankman

Like most things in the Internet age in which we live, one thing led to another, and I now run the largest source repository in the world, called "Help A Reporter Out."

Bill Keller: HuffPost, NYTimes Coverage Of Iran 'Wonderful Act Of Hybrid Journalism' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

During the Milken Institute's Global Conference, Arianna Huffington, the New York Times' Bill Keller, Bloomberg's Andy Lack, Journalism Online's Gordo...

Write For The NYC Beat: The Huffington Post Citizen Journalism Music Blog

Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rebecca Harrington

Are you in the New York City area this summer? Are you interested in music journalism? Do you want to go to free concerts? In an effort to grow ...

What's the Future of the Journalist in Our Digital Era? (VIDEOS)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Exactly how has technology changed the journalist's role? This is a golden age for journalism, a time for experimentation, entrepreneurship and creativity. Individual journalists must take full advantage of it.

Guiding U.S. National Security and Military Policy: Whose Opinion Matters?

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rahim Kanani

The explosion and reach of citizen journalism and commentary, made possible by the Internet, has unquestionably democratized the decision-making processes of the U.S. government.

Zagat was "Crowd Sourcing" Citizen Journalism Way Before it Was Cool (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Over 30 years ago, Nina and Tim Zagat, two Yale Law School-trained Wall Street lawyers, figured that while critics have important things to say ab...

Notes From a Clueless Journalist: Afghan Women Love The War!

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Burma Video Journalists: Courageous Reporting From A Closed Country

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

"Media has quite a big power," says Aye Chan. In a profoundly religious land, Democratic Voices of Burma's images of dead monks floating in rivers had a huge impact on the populace. Seeing is believing, as the expression goes.

Cooling the Flames of Our Passion

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Why all the snarkiness? Sounding cranky never got any kid more dessert or a later bedtime so why do so many women activists feel the need to be so irritable?

Thinking Globally; Contending Locally

Kamala Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Kamala Lopez

The goal of GlobalGirl Media is to open News Bureaus all over the world, connecting young women through new media and giving them the space and tools to create a network to educate and support each other.

Saving the Gulf with Helium, String and a Digital Camera

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Colin Delany

Originally published on On top of the online reporting system for damage from the BP spill we looked at earlier, here's more crowdsourci...

Chicago Violence Affects Us All

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

My friend Reggis Washington was the latest Chicago Public Schools student to be killed as a result of gun violence.