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Reporters Without Borders (RSF - Reporters sans frontieres)
http://en.rsf.org/
Reporters Without Borders (RSF - Reporters sans frontieres)
Every day, reporters face threats of censorship, danger or death in carrying out their jobs of informing others. Reporters Without Borders (RSF - Reporters sans frontieres) is there to investigate their cases, expose the limits on press freedom and support journalists who are being persecuted.
Reporters Without Borders is the largest press freedom organization in the world, with over 120 correspondents across the globe. Founded in 1985, RSF has been working to protect and defend journalists for nearly 30 years.
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Paul Lewis - Citizen Journalism
http://youtu.be/9APO9_yNbcg
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The UpTake
http://www.theuptake.org/
The UpTake is a citizen-fueled, online video news gathering organization. Established July 2007.
Hi. We’re The UpTake. We’re an alternative to mainstream media, but mostly we’re a training resource for your average or not-so-average Joe & Jane. We want to teach you to (drumroll & a thunderclap) BE THE MEDIA.
You might know us from our coverage at the Republican National Convention, our live-stream of the Coleman v. Franken recount trial, our play-by-play coverage of the Minnesota legislature, our daily clips of White House events…or maybe you’ve just seen us and our modest army of citizen journalists around town.
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Demotix
http://www.demotix.com/
Demotix is the multi-award winning home of 'Street Journalism' - the newswire where YOU tell the stories.
Upload your news stories, images and video, Build your profile and portfolio and join the thriving Demotix community; we'll push your work out to over 200 news companies around the world - giving strength to your voice and splitting any fee 50:50.
We are a 17,000+ strong community (growing daily thanks to you), from 190 countries around the world.
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5 Essential Tools for the Mobile Journalist
http://mashable.com/2010/02/01/mobile-journalist-tools/
5 Essential Tools for the Mobile Journalist
In addition to the standard smartphone equipment, such as a camera and social networking applications, we’ve compiled a list of five additional tools that can help a single journalist rival a fully-functional news team.
With these tools, a mobile journalist can record data, edit clips, and broadcast polished stories as events unfold
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Twitter lists and real-time journalism
http://bit.ly/3BtoBo
Twitter lists and real-time journalism
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Integrated citizen journalism
http://bit.ly/8DptH
Integrated citizen journalism
"I have had the pleasure of chatting with Meera K and Subbu Vincent the editors of Citizen Matters. It's a weekly magazine in print and online that does what it says on the tin. Based in Bangalore it is a well integrated mix of traditional journalism and citizen reporting. That's reporting more than just opinion."
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Bloggers Base
http://www.bloggersbase.com/
When writing online these days it's not just that you have a blog that is important, but what you blog about. If you are inclined to be a citizen journalist or if you like to comment on the news, the Bloggers Base might be one for you.
BloggersBase provides a discovery platform for bloggers, user-generate-content and readers alike. This platform takes the form of an online magazine spanning various topics, each implemented as a multi-authored blog, moderated by algorithm-enhanced crowd wisdom. Our magazine introduces a brand new concept of citizen-journalism, using powerful analytics and unique algorithms.
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New Media, Civic Media
http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/676
New Media, Civic Media .. panel discussion at MIT
As old media die, new forms are emerging, but it’s not clear they will serve such vital civic functions as “helping people form publics,” as Pat Aufderheide puts it.
These panelists point to promising experiments in “Public Media 2.0,” but caution that new media are not guaranteed to shore up democracy or invigorate public culture.
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NewsMeBack
http://www.newsmeback.com
News me back is the place for everyone who likes citizen journalism, a place for you where you can put your news, events from everyday life...
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HARO - Help A Reporter Out
http://www.helpareporter.com/
HARO - Help A Reporter Out
This list was originally conceived on Facebook, but since Facebook caps group emails at 1,200 people, this is the next incarnation.
Each day, you'll receive up to three emails, each with anywhere from 15-30 queries per email. They'll all be labeled with [shankman.com] in the subject line, for easy filtering. If you see a query you can answer, go for it! HelpAReporter.com really is that simple.
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Hubdub
http://www.hubdub.com/
Hubdub
Hubdub makes news more exciting by letting you stake virtual dollars on the outcomes of real running news stories.
Hubdub gives you tons of entertaining ways to track news stories and become more informed than ever before.
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Teaching Citizen Journalists
http://tinyurl.com/6eoau6
Social Media Now: Teaching Citizen Journalists, Social Nets Underrated?
Who Knows What’s Best for Citizen Journalists?
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Teaching Citizen Journalism
http://tinyurl.com/5mzluq
Teaching Citizen Journalism Challenges Both Profession and Professor
I have a unique place in the citizen journalism world — I teach one of the very few practical courses in this growing area of our profession.
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Citizen journalism ... at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_journalism
Citizen journalism ... at Wikipedia
Citizen journalism, also known as public or participatory journalism or democratic journalism, is the act of citizens "playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information,"
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The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=83126
The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism
A resource guide to help you figure out how to put this industry trend to work for you and your newsroom.
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Citizen Journalist ... MSNBC TV
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6639760/
Citizen Journalist ... MSNBC TV
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Your Guide to Citizen Journalism
http://tinyurl.com/35mgsg
Your Guide to Citizen Journalism ... an overview of this MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips
The idea behind citizen journalism is that People without professional journalism training can use the tools of modern technology and the global distribution of the Internet to create, augment or fact-check media on their own or in collaboration with others
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NewsCloud
http://www.newscloud.com/
NewsCloud is an independent, community-powered news site:
- Keep up with breaking news from around the web.
- Share stories with your friends.
- Join in discussions with other readers.
NewsCloud was founded in 2005 by Jeff Reifman to create an open community to address the problems with consolidation of corporate media and censorship.
Originally named CommonTimes, the site was renamed in 2006 as NewsCloud.com.
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Newsvine
http://www.newsvine.com/
Newsvine
Updated continuously by citizens like you, Newsvine is an instant reflection of what the world is talking about at any given moment.
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ABC News : Citizen Journalism Tools
http://abcnews.go.com/
ABC News : Citizen Journalism Tools
They are looking to bring in some citizen journalism, encouraging viewers to send in news bites and video clips.
In addition to commenting on a news story, ABC News wants you to leave video comments as well, from your mobile phone, camcorder or webcam.
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Bleacher Report, a citizen journalism site for sports
http://bleacherreport.com/
Bleacher Report, a citizen journalism site for sports
Bleacher Report is where the sports bar meets the press box, the place for fan-journalists to create and critique high-quality sports analysis.
We call it the Open Source Sports Network.
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Flaws and Strengths of Citizen Journalism (video)
http://mashable.com/2008/07/29/citizen-journalism/
The Flaws and Strengths of Citizen Journalism (video)
Citizen journalism is always a topic that sparks discussion and Interest, at least amongst the New Media set.
2008 has been a particularly good year for citizen journalism, with a number of initiatives and startups coming out in the space: Fox Sports, NowPublic, YouTube, iReport and many others.
View online or download mp4
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The Knight Citizen News Network
http://www.kcnn.org/site/
The Knight Citizen News Network is a self-help portal that guides both ordinary citizens and traditional journalists in launching and responsibly operating community news and information sites.
It seeks to help build capacity for citizens who want to start their own news ventures and to open the doors to citizen participation for traditional news organizations seeking to embrace user-generated content.
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NowPublic
http://www.nowpublic.com/
Crowd sourcing is part of the widely expanding “citizen journalism” category, which encompasses all the new ways non-professionals can participate in the news reporting process.
Examples range from commenting, voting on stories, to full out blogging.
NowPublic is a news network unique for its brand of reporter: you, the ordinary citizen. As a participatory news network, NowPublic lets citizens from all over the world write and contribute to news stories by sending in text, photos and/or videos.
The site certainly employs the notion of "crowdsourcing," as it is essentially a Wikipedia-like news service.
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CNN citizen journalism ... iReport
http://www.ireport.com
CNN citizen journalism ... iReport
CNN iReport citizen journalism Use the tools you find here to share and talk about the news of your world, whether that's video and photos of the events of your life, or your own take on what's making international headlines.
Or, even better, a little bit of both.
Also see http://mashable.com/2008/02/11/ireport
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7 things you should know about citizen journalism
http://tinyurl.com/2zs5td
7 things you should know about citizen journalism
The "7 Things You Should Know About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies.
Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.
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