Tag: Iraq

by Jonathan Stray

Reporting on an incident where private security contractors fired at civilians in Iraq is one thing, but reporting on all such incidents is something else entirely. That’s the situation we were faced with when, in reporting on the role of private security firms in Iraq, we wanted to analyze 4,500 pages of recently declassified material […] more »

by Jon Vidar

“The next category is Community Collaboration,” says the emcee as we slowly sink down in our seats at the Online Journalism Awards. We’re resigned to defeat against our formidable competition, which includes both CNN and Andy Carvin for his social media-infused orchestration of NPR’s coverage of the Arab Spring. No way are we going to […] more »

by Victoria Fine

We at The Tiziano Project were shocked and honored last week to be named as finalists for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards in the categories of General Excellence in Online Journalism – Micro Site and Community Collaboration. The Tiziano Project provides community members in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions with the equipment, training and affiliations […] more »

by Jon Vidar

In 2006, the phrase “community journalism“ was exploding as a possible savior for the journalism industry (similar to the much-hyped hyper-local journalism today). Somewhere along the way, however, the concept got washed over by a sea of organizations simply distributing Flip Video cameras and expecting amazing content. Who needed a journalism degree? Promoting local voices […] more »

by Teru Kuwayama

As the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.” In my case, I won a Knight News Challenge grant to launch an online, social media reporting network that follows a battalion of U.S. Marines throughout their deployment to southern Afghanistan. (Congratulations! You’ve won a year in Helmand Province, roadside bomb capital of the world…) […] more »

by Ryan Sholin

I’ve been following Brian Conley’s work at Alive in Baghdad since October 2007, when I met him at the Networked Journalism summit at CUNY. Conley — somewhat more commonly known as Baghdad Brian — is one of the few supporters of citizen journalism with several trips to wartime Iraq under his belt. In this interview, […] more »

by Liz Nord

Since January, 2008 and through the primary season, the team of 51 MTV / Knight Street Team citizen journalists has been producing weekly local and national reports in the form of blog posts, video stories, photo journals and audio stories. Check out their stories at www.chooseorlose.com or via our mobile WAP site (m.streetteam08.com)(and via mobile […] more »