Posts Tagged ‘Dan Gillmor’

Gift Ideas for Citizen Journalists

I thought I’d suggest a couple of last-minute gift ideas for those citizen journalists or want-to-be reporters that you know. These books offer great information and a historical perspective on the citizen journalism movement:

“Couch Potatoes Sprout: The Rise of Online Community Journalism” was written by Jack Driscoll and can be found at
http://www.amazon.com/Couch-Potatoes-Sprout-Community-Journalism/dp/1436371597.

“Handbook for Citizen Journalists” was written by Ron Ross and Susan Carson Cormier and can be purchased as an e-book at http://www.citizenjournalistnow.com/.

“We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People” was written by Dan Gillmor and can be bought at http://www.amazon.com/We-Media-Grassroots-Journalism-People/dp/0596102275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292532301&sr=8-1.

Happy holidays!

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12 2010

Jay Rosen defines citizen journalism

Here’s a mental snack for the day. Check out Jay Rosen (read: 2.0 celebrity with thick black eyeglasses to match) and his definition of citizen journalism. It might seem obvious today, but was probably not so when it was published two years ago. He offers a substantive overview of the leading conversation on citizen journalism in its beginnings. The video is not to be missed.

One particular quote he pulled from another 2.0 celebrity Dan Gillmor:

As to who coined it first in its current, digital-age meaning, or at least came closest, I’m not sure there either. But I’d start with Oh Yeon Ho, founder of Korea’s OhmyNews, who said back in antiquity (2000) that “Every citizen is a reporter.” Mr. Oh is one of the real pioneers in this arena, as we would all agree.

Not that we are biased or anything.

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06 2010