It’s been five years since J-Lab released the first study on community news sites, “Citizen Media: Fad or the Future of News?”
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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.
From placeblogs to hyperlocal Web sites, these citizen journalism projects are supplementing breaking-news stories, filling voids in local news, and delivering a new competition to mainstream media.
Citizens who have a passion for their community are bringing a can-do spirit to the development of new media sites. Get a closer look at citizen journalism and how its affecting mainstream media.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Local news web sites offering content generated by users are securing a valuable place in the media landscape and are likely to continue as important sources of community news, according to a report released today by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. “Citizen sites are developing as new forms of bridge
New media initiatives emerge when citizens feel ‘shortchanged, bereft or angered by their available media choices.’
College Park, MD – New Voices, a pioneering program to seed innovative citizen media ventures around the country, today issued a call for its first round of grant proposals. Eligibility guidelines and application forms can be found at the New Voices Web site, www.J-NewVoices.org, also launched today. Project proposals are due March 17, 2005. New