Citizen Journalism on Ulitzer
Citizen Journalism on Ulitzer - In the USA and the rest of the free world the
debate about citizen journalism surrounds things like accuracy, sourcing,
journalistic standards, reliability, consistency, etc.
While the discussion about citizen journalism in totalitarian countries like
Iran, Myanmar, China and Venezuela is about how to stay out of jail, how to
avoid beatings and how to keep from “disappearing.”
Canadian Blogger Jeff Jedras is in attendance at the World Blogging Forum in
Bucharest, Romania Nov. 9 – 12 and appeared on a panel with bloggers from
China, Egypt, Finland and Holland. The following information is gleaned from
his report found on GlobalPost.com.
Chinese blogger Zhou Shuguang reported that China has 40,000 police that
monitor the Internet full-time. They have blocked over 500,000 websites from
the people. It’s calle... (more)
CNN.com recently announced the winners of its inaugural iReport Awards at the
2011 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals.
The winners were selected from more than 150,000 iReports submitted to the
cable news station in 2010 and represented citizen journalists from around
Awards were presented in eight categories: Breaking News Coverage, Original
Reporting, Compelling Imagery (Photos or Video), Commentary, Personal Story,
Interview, Community Choice and iReport Spirit. The full story posted by
CNNPressRoom.Blogs.com is HERE.
CNN's commitment to citizen journalis... (more)
Here are three examples of citizen journalism websites you might want to
The first example comes from the UK - a blog called BloodandProperty
http://bloodandproperty.blogspot.com/. This blogger was brought to my
attention by UK Guardian blogger Dave Hill
who refers to him (or her?) as "a Londoner who is inquisitive, persistent,
literate, sane, interested in local issues and very interested in politics."
Hill has added BloodandProperty to his list of Top Londo... (more)
As promised...here are nine reasons why senior citizens offer the fastest and
best immediate answer to the shortfall of citizen journalists -
There are many of them - and as the Baby Boomers enter retirement years,
there will be many more. They are well educated. Senior citizens went through
public schools when public schools still focused largely on the three Rs.
Many went to colleges, universities, community colleges or are self-educated.
US senior citizens are the most educated generation of seniors in the history
of the world. They are under-utilized. Retirement no longer mean... (more)
Citizen Journalist on Ulitzer
The American Revolution produced many notable newspapermen who wrote
passionately in support of independence and who injected into their writings
the idea of a free press. Many of their writings helped develop the press
freedoms that were written into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
That is why the United States has been the world leader for press freedom for
well over 200 years. The US press earned the title of the “Fourth Estate”
because it positioned itself as a watchdog over the government.
This privileged press status is unique to the US a... (more)