Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism

How EcoLab wants to reinvent environmental journalism

Journalists and technologists are collaborating to bring sensor reporting, crowdsourcing, mapping and more to coverage of the environment.

Jennifer Dorroh | June 24, 2013

New resources, advice for citizen journalists

The women's media network World Pulse has released a slew of tipsheets for citizen journalists. Topics range from ethics to effective use of social media.

Jessica Weiss | June 13, 2013

New platforms automate photo verification

Verifying photos is a vital practice. But increasingly, when it's not possible to confirm with someone on the ground, a machine can help.

Margaret Looney | May 08, 2013

Five tools from SXSW that could change how we gather and share the news

These apps and platforms make it easier for people to access quality information and participate in the news ecosystem.

Ben Colmery | March 27, 2013

Journalists should crowdsource environmental coverage

Citizens collecting data about the environment are giving scientists a richer trove of information to study. Here's how journalists should play a part in projects like this.

Gustavo Faleiros | February 01, 2013

Four TED Talks worth watching

These videos offer a snapshot of modern journalism, on topics that range from verifying social media content to investigating government corruption.

Margaret Looney | January 30, 2013

Best practices for publishing user-generated content

The Associated Press Stylebook updated its entry on user-generated content, offering tips for verifying material, finding the original source, giving credit and more.

Margaret Looney | January 11, 2013

How to use YouTube's new face-blurring tool

Video-sharing platform YouTube recently added a new feature that lets video makers blur the faces that appear in their footage.

Natasha Tynes | July 27, 2012

Top road-tested iPhone apps for mobile journalists

Here are the top five road-tested apps from the Mobile Reporting Field Guide, created by students at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Nicole Martinelli | July 24, 2012

With one photo a day, citizen journalism project rallies a community

Locals in Brooklyn are using their mobile phones to capture the everyday changes around them for a new citizen journalism project. "You don’t have to be a trained person to have a voice that matters in the neighborhood," Marly Pierre-Louis, communications organizer at the Brooklyn Movement Center, told IJNet.

Lindsay Kalter | July 19, 2012