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Citizen Journalism

The Syrian photographer who showed the world a war

Photojournalist Karam al-Masri details his extraordinary journey from law school student to internationally-renown 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, Nieman Lab | 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

App allows journalists to follow the crowd and find breaking stories

How journalists can use Populace, an app that reads social media data to display crowd density, to find breaking stories as they happen.

Rachel Wise, Reynolds Journalism Institute | June 13, 2017

For international news coverage, fixers are increasingly essential

What is a fixer — and why are they such a necessity for journalists today? Here's a look at the ins and outs of this essential, yet oft-overlooked job.

Jéssica Cruz | May 09, 2017

Consortium offers 'lifeline' for at-risk journalists

How journalists and news organizations working in high-risk environments can seek out the Lifeline Embattled CSO Fund for a variety of services.

Jacqueline Strzemp | April 12, 2017

Insurance plan offers protection for freelancers and fixers in dangerous environments

How freelancers, fixers and reporters everywhere can use Insurance for Journalists, an inexpensive insurance policy designed with journalists in mind.

Daria Sukharchuk | March 21, 2017

Profiles in mobile journalism: Where citizens fit

What role are citizens playing in the growing mobile journalism movement? Around the world, they're using their phones to bolster newsgathering and bring about a new angle to storytelling.

Clothilde Goujard | November 10, 2016

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