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Citizen Journalism

New geojournalism platform is changing how reporters cover Africa’s longest river

The Nile River flows through 11 countries, and news coverage is largely fragmented. InfoNile is a new geojournalism project that uses data and mapping to better cover water-related issues in the region.

Irene Wangui | September 21, 2018

Cuba's thematic magazines appeal to readers eager for something different

These publications are distributed through USB and hard drives, and appeal to an audience hungry for new topics and more attractive content on the island.

Eileen Sosin Martínez | September 06, 2018

Taiwanese Cofacts fact-checks information on LINE

Misinformation is difficult to track, and debunk, when it's spread through messaging apps. Cofacts uses volunteer fact-checkers to address the problem. 

Kirsten Han | August 29, 2018

Failed media startup leaves behind lessons for community engagement

News organizations that seek to involve local communities can learn from the triumphs and failures of Canadian media startup OpenFile, which closed its doors in 2012. 

Ashley Renders | April 06, 2018

3 mobile video editing apps to try in 2018

IJNet rounds up three free or low-cost mobile apps that can help you edit your mobile video on the go in 2018.

Ana Batista | January 09, 2018

The Syrian photographer who showed the world a war

Photojournalist Karam al-Masri details his extraordinary journey from law school student to internationally renowned photographer. 

Alanna Dvorak | November 09, 2017

Crowdsourcing coverage of hurricane recovery in the Caribbean

A new crowdsourcing media effort in the Caribbean is utilizing citizen journalism to document hurricane recovery efforts. 

Farah Mohammed | November 06, 2017

How bloggers can earn money for the content they publish on Medium

Medium, an online publishing platform, has announced that now anyone can put their articles behind a paywall. But how much can writers really make?

Laura Hazard Owen | October 13, 2017

Journalism safety wiki tracks press freedom groups worldwide

A new website allows journalists to compare and contrast organizations worldwide that aim to protect media workers from threats.

Taylor Mulcahey | September 06, 2017

App empowers Kenya’s citizen reporters to document breaking news

Kenya's biggest news organizations are developing apps to allow citizens to contribute footage and generate stories of their own.

Catherine Gicheru | August 18, 2017

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