Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism

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

New multimedia platform showcases the work of citizen journalists

After the Arab Spring, citizen journalism projects that provide trustworthy platforms for the voices of people around the globe have gained new momentum.

IJNet | July 13, 2012

Three lessons for journalists from the CNN iReport awards

CNN recently lauded the best videos sent in 2011 to iReport, the network's citizen journalism project.

IJNet | June 26, 2012

Citizen journalism app uses crowdsourcing to determine top stories

A new iPhone app, the brainchild of Lebanese entrepreneur Mark Malkoun, hopes to harness citizen journalists to select the best news stories.

Natasha Tynes | June 13, 2012

How social media tools provide a voice for global development

Social media are transforming the way communities globally communicate with one another. Local stories told through these platforms help drive global discussions on issues like sustainable development and climate change.

Andy Shuai Liu | April 24, 2012

Community radio stations ride newly freed Arab airwaves

IJNet talked to Daoud Kuttab, general director of a new program supporting community radio in several Arab countries.

Natasha Tynes | March 21, 2012

Former CNN journalist on how to leverage social media, mobile tech for international reporting

From the Arab Spring to Haiti’s reconstruction, international news coverage has relied increasingly on mobile-enhanced social media to raise awareness of global development issues. In an interview with IJNet, former CNN journalist Felipe Estefan reflects on his experiences in both professional and citizen journalism.

Andy Shuai Liu | February 26, 2012

Octavia Nasr: Social media were a "megaphone" for the Arab Spring

Former CNN journalist Octavia Nasr believes that an Arab media awakening is in the making.

Natasha Tynes | February 24, 2012

Five tips from the red carpet for entertainment reporting

Star-studded red carpet arrivals of high-profile entertainment events often see heated competition among journalists. Maggie Ma, a Los Angeles-based journalist, shares her five top tips for successful entertainment reporting.

Andy Shuai Liu | February 20, 2012

Q&A with Big World Magazine founder and journalism professor Mary D'Ambrosio

Journalist, instructor and founder of Big World Magazine Mary D'Ambrosio shares her thoughts on citizen journalism, international reporting and opportunities for freelancers.

Nicole Martinelli | January 31, 2012