Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism

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

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