Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

Oil spill crisis map

Report the effects of the oil spill as you see it via text message, e-mail, Twitter, android phone, iPhone or web form. Students at Tulane University are using the Ushahidi open source software to make a live tracking-system with a map, graphs and news feed.

This map utilizes public testimony to visualize the impact of the BP oil spill over time and geography. By using information that comes from participants we will be able to track, document and make public the effects of the BP oil spill. By making all information public we will facilitate transparency, accountability and effectiveness in the oil spill response and clean up.

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06 2010

YouTube starts citizen journalism feed

June 18 2009 Protest in Iran

Citizen journalism has won a new, powerful editor. In fact, it might be the largest editor of all.

YouTube now curates a news feed to organize and showcase newsworthy videos uploaded on its site. The YouTube News Feed is a joint project with the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Starting this summer, the CitizenTube website says it will stream constant video and focus on three priorities: strong visuals, breaking news and unorthodox mediums.

This is great news for citizen journalism for two reasons.

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06 2010