Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism

Grassroots sources for journalists to start covering the 2016 Olympic Games now

Journalists around the world don’t have to wait until next year to start covering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Follow these sources for the latest info on issues surrounding the global event.

Kiratiana Freelon | August 07, 2015

How citizen journalists can report in remote or underserved communities

Working with the Vital Voices for Health project, Akpeji shared these tips and more with citizens looking to cover their community in Nigeria. 

Babatunde Akpeji | July 28, 2015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Cyber attack hits digital media site in Ecuador

Overcoming a cyber attack, building free public Wi-Fi and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | July 17, 2015

Beyond Yoani Sánchez: 4 Cuban bloggers to know

Sánchez may be Cuba’s best known blogger, but there are Cuban bloggers from every corner of the island filing dispatches for both local and international readers.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | April 15, 2015

How to record conversations with the new StoryCorps app

The new app guides you through recording a conversation with a family member, friend or stranger, prompting you with questions and cues throughout the process. 

Natasha Tynes | April 14, 2015

Afghanistan's citizen journalism site Paiwandgah receives new look

After about a year of receiving reports from all over the country, the first citizen journalism platform in Afghanistan launches with a fresh design.

Margaret Looney | April 01, 2015

Mahdiya Radio 1: How an online broadcast in Tunisia found its niche in citizen reporting

The project's founder discusses the broadcast's origins and how it found its focus during the IJNet Arabic virtual mentoring center. 

Abdul Malik Bin Abdullah | March 24, 2015

Q&A with BBC News Labs on predicting the future of news

Here's what the innovation team at BBC News Labs thinks the future holds for technology and news.

Jessica Weiss | February 11, 2015

Tabeir Iraq aims to help journalists and bloggers stay safe

Iraqi journalists have a tool to track attacks against them, a platform to help them design risk-reduction plans and a cadre of trainers in security. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | October 30, 2014

Juggling ethical dilemmas of user-generated content in the newsroom

Journalists and digital media strategists from the BBC, AP and Google discussed hurdles to newsrooms publishing user-generated content without verification and accreditation at the International Newsroom Summit in Amsterdam.

Julie Posetti, Jessica Sparks and Alice Matthews | October 23, 2014