It is often the aspiration of many news publishers to use the eyes and ears of their readers to fuel at least some aspect of their coverage. New tools like Storify and Intersect are making crowdsourcing stories easier and more relevant.
Tag Archives | citizen journalism
Sometimes the time is right. More on the “Anatomy of a Shutdown” for New Hampshire’s Rye Reflections, which is shutting down after a 5-year run. Contrary to what you might expect, it wasn’t a case of running out of money.
Washington, D.C. – Community news sites should engage, not just inform, their users; ramp up quickly with social media tools; tease out contributors rather than train a corps of citizen journalists in advance; and invest a lot of sweat equity, according to a new J-Lab report culling lessons learned from five years of funding community
The first U.S. forays in citizen media began in earnest only in 2004. Now, as 2008 comes to a close, we need to stop referring to citizen journalism as a monolithic phenomenon and pay closer attention to the many ways it’s evolving.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism will create a new self-help training site for citizens media projects and continue a pioneering program to seed community news ventures with a new $1.4 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The grant will support the building of the Knight
J-Lab held its sixth annual J-Lab luncheon at the AEJMC conference in San Antonio, TX. The theme was “Interactive Journalism Summit: When Consumers Become Creators.”
Speaker: Jan Schaffer | Broadcast Educators Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV
Presentation by Jan Schaffer April 18, 2004 Broadcast Educators Association convention, Las Vegas, NV.