Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism

Media literacy in the digital age

A new report examines efforts to teach citizens to not only understand the messages they encounter, but to become better content creators.

Jessica Weiss | December 03, 2013

Women in India use mobile news service to report incidents of rape

A community news outlet is giving a voice to victims of rape in a country where that crime is often swept under the rug.

Margaret Looney | November 27, 2013

Marguerite Sullivan: When anyone can be a journalist, media literacy is critical

Sullivan, outgoing director of the Center for International Media Assistance, talked with IJNet about the shifting media landscape, the importance of media literacy and the challenges independent media face.

Margaret Looney | October 04, 2013

Three tips for bringing a fresh perspective to your reporting

Whether you've been covering the same beat for years or are reporting on your hometown for the first time, it’s possible to miss a great story because you're too close to your subject.

Antigone Barton | September 26, 2013

How Syria's citizen journalists are developing their skills, ethical standards

Citizen journalists in Syria are documenting a reality many professionals cannot.

Margaret Looney | September 16, 2013

In rural India, a hub for tech, mobile innovation gives isolated people a voice

A former farm is now home to mobile news service CGnet Swara, a media innovation lab and a citizen journalist training center.

Elisa Tinsley | September 05, 2013

Tapping into sources of news in remote communities

Babatunde Akpeji is helping citizen journalists in the Niger Delta region bring their health coverage to Nigeria's mainstream news outlets.

Antigone Barton | August 06, 2013

Editor: 'Our advantage comes from the good content generated by our users'

IJNet talks with the editor of Indonesia's Kompasiana website, which has 2,000 contributors who publish 800 articles daily.

Jessica Weiss | July 19, 2013

Empowering women at the intersection of journalism and technology

A new network launches to help women learn and lead interactive journalism.

Mariana Santos | July 15, 2013

New tool empowers a citizen journalism community in Mozambique

Citizen Desk enables news organizations to more effectively incorporate citizen journalism into their work.

Jessica Weiss | July 08, 2013