Citizen Media

How To Report The News

Jan 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, How to Podcast, Internet TV, Video

Charlie Brooker does an amazing job, in two minutes, of explaining How To Report The News. While Brooker does not delve deeply into technical details, there’s much here that would be of use to anyone creating user-generated media.

Las Vegas Courthouse Shooting Video Captured On An iPhone

Jan 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, iPhone, Video

Nicholas Gramenos came to the Las Vegas Courthouse Monday morning to report for jury duty – but found himself witness to a shootout between court security and Johnny Lee Wicks, who is reported to have been upset over a reduction in his social security benefits. 65 year old Court Officer Stan Cooper was shot and […]

Podcasting Is The New Punk

Dec 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media

Barney Jameson at DV247 thinks that podcasting is the new punk: The sad truth is that these days if someone snatched my iPhone from my fingers to see what I was listening to they would be less likely to find a demo by a new breaking band than an episode of Movies You Should See. […]

Ustream Intros Free Streaming Video iPhone App

Dec 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Ustream today introduced the availability of Ustream Live Broadcaster (App Store link), a free app for the iPhone that lets you stream live video from your iPhone 3G or 3GS: The Ustream Live Broadcaster is a free app that enables live streaming on 3G or Wifi, and users can notify their Twitter communities when they […]

YouTube Counting Down The Most Memorable Videos Of 2009

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

YouTube has announced that it’s counting down the most memorable videos of the year, advent calendar style: Without giving too much away, you can expect to see some well-known YouTube videographers on the countdown, along with breakout viral videos and a selection of the year’s biggest pop-culture phenoms and memes. During December, we’ll be adding […]

YouTube Intros YouTube Direct Platform For User-Generated Video

Nov 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

YouTube has announced a new platform for aggregating user-generated content, YouTube Direct. YouTube Direct allows you to embed the upload functionality of YouTube directly into your own site, enabling your organization to request, review, and re-broadcast user-submitted videos. YouTube Direct Features: 100% open-source Customizable interface – allows you to tailor the look and feel of […]

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 […]

Is This Taking Citizen Media Too Far? Woman Plans To Stream Childbirth On Internet

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

A 23-year old Minnesota teacher has announced plans to stream the birth of her first child over the Internet to anyone that wants to watch. “We wanted to share this experience,” Lynsee said about the decision she made with her husband Anders. “If I were in a classroom, I’d be teaching about development. It was […]

The Downward Spiral: Live, A Free Crowdsourced Concert DVD

Oct 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

When Nine Inch Nails looked into filming their first-ever live peformance of The Downward Spiral, they ran into legal and financial barriers. But crowdsourcing saved the project: On the recent Wave Goodbye tour, we were unable to professionally film the band’s performance of The Downward Spiral at Webster Hall, due to exorbitant fees requested by […]

Craig Newmark On The Future Of News: Trust Is The New Black

Oct 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, New Media Organizations, Video

Craigslist’s Craig Newmark has penned an interesting article at the Huffington Post, suggesting that the source of mainstream news media’s troubles isn’t Craigslist, but the fact that mainstream news media has betrayed the public’s trust: Trust is the new black, as I like to say. The great opportunity for news organizations is to constructively demonstrate […]