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Citizen Journalism

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

Citizen journalism outdoes traditional reporting in Syria

Citizen journalism in Syria, challenges for reporters in Afghanistan, a new cooperative for journalists and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | June 20, 2014

Online media outlets join forces to create Ukraine hashtag

A new hashtag for reporting the crisis in Ukraine, the ethics of curating citizen video, Glenn Greenwald's initial contact with Edward Snowden and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | May 16, 2014

Brazil's Mural blog brings the 'outskirts' to the center of the conversation

For more than three years, the citizen-produced blog has practiced collaborative journalism, run away from stereotypes and sought quality in local coverage.

Izabela Moi | May 09, 2014

Eight tools that should be on every digital journalist's radar

Journalists and news organizations should try the tools on this list, which includes mobile video apps, data-crunching tools, social media trackers and more.

Eric Newton | April 21, 2014

Seven news outlets and projects that engage their communities

From surveys to crowdsourcing, news outlets around the world are experimenting with ways to engage their communities in newsgathering. Here are seven outstanding examples.

Jessica Weiss | April 18, 2014

New project New/s Disruptors will examine technology's impact on journalism

How technology disrupts the news, the ethics of Twitter, citizen journalism in Turkey and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 21, 2014

Why investigative journalists should know a thing or two about spycraft

Journalists mastering digital espionage, how tech is making it safer for Mexican reporters, media censorship protests in Turkey and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 21, 2014

A guide to using social media to report breaking news--without getting burned

The European Journalism Centre's new Verification Handbook is a free, online, "definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage."

Margaret Looney | January 28, 2014

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