Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’Category

Social Media Censorship in Nigeria?

Hold on, China. It looks like Nigeria is vying for your free-speech-free society trophy. Senate president David Mark got his feelings hurt and wants to crack down on what people say on the internet because sometimes people demean their leaders.

Ah, democracy is such an inconvenience.

Here’s the money quote:

We need to change our attitude on how we report things about our country and we should emulate the foreign reporters who never report negative things about their countries.

Someone’s not reading many foreign newspapers.

Nigeria: Senate President Calls for Social Media Censorship (Global Voices)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 8.0/10 (2 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

28

08 2012

Citizen Journalism and the Olympics, part 3

Now for the coverage!

Are you looking for a CJ coverage alternative to the London Olympics and Paralympics?

Organization #media 2012 looks to be the best source for it. They have been organizing volunteers since last year and have gotten some good buzz.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

25

07 2012

Citizen Journalism and the Olympics, part 2

For those interested in the history of citizen journalism and the Olympics, Professor Andy Miah of the University of West Scotland has posted the Prezi slideshow of his keynote address to the Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Group in 2012.

Citizen Journalism and the Olympic Games

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

24

07 2012

Citizen Journalism and the Olympics, part 1

The Guardian has a piece about citizen journalists charting Scotland’s Olympic torch relay through an organization called Citizen Relay.

Scotland’s Olympic torch relay: how citizen journalists have charted the journey so far (The Guardian)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

23

07 2012

Writers Wanted for $1,000 Historical Essay Contest

Here’s a fun way to practice your citizen journalism skills: Enter the essay contest sponsored by the Lakewood (Colo.) Historical Society.

Not only will it be a great way to use your reporting and writing skills, you also might win some of the $1,000 in prize money.

Even though the contest requests entries about Lakewood’s history, organizers say you don’t have to live in the Lakewood area to enter. You could live in Timbuktu. They don’t care. They just want your entries.

So do some research on the Internet, pick up the phone and make some calls, and write an essay about the history of Lakewood, Colo.

Contest organizers even provide a list of names to get you started, including Schnell Centennial Farms, Lakewood Brick Co., Hart’s Corner, White Fence Farm and Lakewood’s Waterways.

You will have to submit one added extra to your entry of 3,000 words or less: Endnotes, footnotes credits and/or bibliography are required.

But what have you got to lose? And you could win the $300 and $200 first and second prize awards given in each of the youth and adult categories.

For more information, visit www.historiclakewood.org or call 303.233.3050. The deadline for entries is May 15, 2012.

Susan Cormier is the co-author of the “Handbook for Citizen Journalists” (http://www.citizenjournalistnow.com/)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

31

12 2011

More violent videos coming out of Syriah

The LA Times posts some videos taken by citizens showing what the mainstream media is unable to do firsthand.

YouTube Preview Image

SYRIA: Videos said to show violent clashes in Damascus suburbs (LA Times)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

18

07 2011

The Future of Journalism According to Robert G. Picard

Professor Robert G. Picard was interviewed by Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group about the state of news and its future. He claims that it’s not economics that is hurting the news industry, it’s the quality of its product. He also details different models for success as well as different concepts for success.

“News organizations will rely upon a greater variety of revenue streams… and their proportions will vary”

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

13

08 2010