Posts Tagged ‘ citizen journalism ’

Should The Fort Hood Tragedy Be Reduced To Linkbait?

Nov 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media

Podcasting pioneer Dave Winer is taking TechCrunch to task over a linkbait article on the Fort Hood tragedy. TechCrunch’s Paul Carr argues that the Fort Hood tragedy shows that citizen journalism is worthless: For all the sound and fury, citizen journalism once again did nothing but spread misinformation at a time when thousands people with […]

N Korea Sentences Current TV Journalists To 12 Year Prison Term

Jun 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Video

On Sunday, American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced by a North Korean court to 12 years of “reform through labour” for an unspecified “grave crime” and for allegedly entering the country illegally, according to Reporters Without Borders. The two journalists for Current TV were arrested in March, The Guardian reports, while filming […]

Open Sound New Orleans Links Sound To Place

Apr 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Featured Story, Podcast Quickies

Open Sound New Orleans is a cool Internet audio project, described as “a collaborative soundmap of the city.”

The site invites New Orleanians to share the recorded sounds of their lives.

Recording equipment is loaned to community organizations, neighborhood groups, and individuals to facilitate a wide range of “dispatches” from around the city. Sounds are archived and organized geographically on a soundmap of the city.

Blogger Omid Dies In Iranian Prison

Mar 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media

The Committee to Protect Bloggers is reporting that blogger Omid Reza Mir Sayafi has died in prison in Iran. Omid was sentenced in December to three years in jail.  Omid was accused of “insulting Iranian religious leaders and spreading propaganda” against the Iranian state. Human Rights Activists in Iran (translated from Arabic by Hamid Tehrani […]

Has Real-Time Citizen News Arrived?

Feb 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Commentary, Video

When tragedy strikes, the 24-hour news networks are there, to bring you the catastrophe in immediate, agonizing detail. But Thursday night, when a Continental Airlines commuter plane crashed near Buffalo, NY, the major networks’ coverage didn’t come from a local affiliate camera crew dispatched to the scene. News networks, including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and […]

Podcast Examines Conflict From Gaza Teacher’s Perspective

Dec 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Podcast Quickies, Podcasting

For the past week, our local newspapers and television have been preoccupied with three main themes: feel-good features about Christmas, horror stories about murderous ex-husbands dressed like Santa Claus, and expanded coverage of multiple waves of bad weather (snow, fog, ice, snow, and ice-jammed flash flooding). Pushed to the margins of the news (here, at […]

PBS, YouTube Asking You To Video Your Vote

Oct 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

YouTube has partnered with PBS to ask Americans to share their Election Day voting experiences on a new YouTube video channel, Video Your Vote. The initiative hopes to educate voters on the entire process and a wide array of issues associated with voting in America, while enabling the world to watch pivotal moments in this […]

Podcasting In China

Jun 30th, 2008 | By | Category: General

As mainstream media promotes itself to new heights (depths?) over the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Beijing, and with the International Olympic Committee raising hackles with its severe restrictions on blogging, podcasting and new media, it seemed like a good time to look at citizen media efforts coming from China itself. This week’s edition of […]

YouTube Debuts Citizen News Channel

May 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, News Podcasts, Video, Vlogs

YouTube’s newly-minted News Manager Olivia M. has announced the launch of a citizen journalism channel on the site, called Citizen News. Explains Olivia, the proliferation of inexpensive and easy-to-use media tools (blog engines, video cameras, multi-function mobile phones, etc.) has sparked a boom in user-generated news coverage. “[T]here’s an amazing amount of news being reported […]

Citizen Media Law Project Produces Legal Guide

Mar 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Podcasting Law

The Citizen Media Law Project has published a free online legal guide. The Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP) is jointly affiliated with Harvard Law School‚Äôs Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a research center founded to “explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development,” and the Center for Citizen Media, an initiative […]