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Citizen Journalism

Malaysiakini's innovative use of technology

Malaysia is a tough place to run a news company. Traditional print and broadcast media are censored and closely held by the elite. Outside the main cities, digital infrastructure is sporadic.

Michelle Foster | September 29, 2010

Tips for stellar pocket video

The pocket video camera is one of the best new tools for journalists who are dipping their toes into the waters of digital reporting.

Jeff Achen | August 04, 2010

Webb on the Web: Crisis Reporting Toolkit

Every journalist covering a hot zone or an area where natural disasters are likely should have a crisis reporting plan ready to implement.

Amy Webb | February 02, 2010

New website tracks government suppression of bloggers

An online tool that maps incidents of government suppression against bloggers and social media users called Threatened Voices launched November 3.

Brian Dabbs | November 18, 2009

Public housing residents in Australia receive civic journalism training

In October, public housing residents in the city of Yarra, in Melbourne, Australia, took a reporting trip to the local zoo.

Chatrine Siswoyo | November 17, 2009

Palestine Note: 'Cultivator of community and perspectives of issues facing Palestine'

Since conflict between Israel and Palestine began six decades ago, traditional news organizations across the world have strived to cover the conflict from all angles. Now, new media technologies are reshaping coverage of the conflict and its major players.

بسام سبتي | November 16, 2009

Webb on the Web: Tap the Wisdom of the Crowd

You may already be familiar with the term "crowdsourcing," which refers to relying on the wisdom of a crowd to help answer a question or learn more about a particular topic. Typically, a user of a social network will "crowdsource" a subject by asking all of his/her friends and then responding to replies.

Amy Webb | September 24, 2009

GroundReport makes local news global

This is the fourth installment of an IJNet interview series that takes an in depth look at the operations of various online news platforms, shedding light on the future of global media as envisioned by thought-leaders around the world.

Zul Maidy | May 06, 2009

OhmyNews editor shares the inner workings of a citizen journalism platform

This is the first installment of an IJNet interview series that takes an in depth look at the operations of various online news platforms, shedding light on the future of global media as envisioned by thought-leaders around the world.

Zul Maidy | April 07, 2009

African journalists face the challenges of a media boom

In the past two decades, as many countries on the African continent spawned revolutions that crumbled dictatorships and opened trade routes, media in Africa have flourished.

Renata Johnson | October 20, 2008

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