Archive for the ‘Citizen journalism’ Category

The system known as the kisha club

Thursday, August 26th, 2010In No Straight Lines I talk about the systemic breakdown of models of control and organisation that were defined by an industrial era. Jay Rosen tweeted this article which is a fascinating insight into the Japanese media world, that was ...

Life is ahem – really, really local

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010Another great presentation that I discovered on how local news becomes - well, local again.So if you cannot truly give value back to your relevant community and stay relevant then you become irrelevant instead. Simples. The only thing I would ...

If life is local then you have to mean it

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010Life is Local is the anthem to which the Johnston Press sings along, and of course the truth is that in many ways, life is still very local, still very situated in physical space and place. Of course the struggle ...

Alan Rusbridger: 21st Century publishing @ Olswang

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010I went along last night to listen to Alan Rusbridger present at Olswangs Technology+ event. A packed room, listened attentively to what he had to say. The word he used for the future of the Guardian was mutalisation: whereby value ...

Coalition of the willing

Thursday, February 25th, 2010Coalition of The Willing’ is a film that discusses how we can use new internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change. Through analyses of swarm activity and social ...

The media, censorship and democracy in Ecuador, UK, US

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010Very relevant article about media and censorship that deals with recent events in Ecuador and Argentina but also relates that perspective to media and democracy in the US and the UKA key point...reasonable people may differ on what is the ...

Journalism looks like this in the networked society

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010Fascinating piece on the reinvention of journalism.A blended reality approach is absolutely necessaryOf course, developing an active social media presence through Twitter and a Facebook Fan Page is critical to developing a readership. But for hyper-local journalists, face-to-face community ...

The Do Lectures, the Achuar speak truth to power

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009Gregor made a powerful presentation at the Do Lectures his topic the  threat to the Amazon rain forest. Harnessing the collective intelligence of the tribe, he showcases The Atwa, who embrace the state, pens and paper, GPS mapping technology, YouTube, ...

building, fostering and interacting; the new rules of journalism

Friday, September 25th, 2009[caption id="attachment_4463" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="learning to manage communities can be a tricky business"][/caption]I picked this up from a Jay Rosen tweetManaging Online Communities: What Computer Games Can Teach JournalistsWhat does MMORG's have to do with journalism? The answer according to ...

Falling out of love with mainstream media?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009As we often argue, without trust you are nothing in this world. Now that has always been the case its just in the networked society the stakes are just that little more higher.Nearly two-thirds — 63 percent — of Americans ...

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