Tag: citizen journalism

by Meredith Broussard

For the third installment of her Educational Thought Leader series, Arcadia University education professor Kira J. Baker-Doyle and I had a conversation about a data journalism project that uses big data to uncover inequality in Philadelphia public schools. Baker-Doyle is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support. Our […] more »

by Rebecca Blatt

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is partnering with American Public Media on a new startup called the PIN Bureau. Students in the bureau help newsroom clients across the country engage with their communities and develop enterprise stories through use of APM’s Public Insight Network. In a PIN Bureau pilot […] more »

by Jose Gonzalez

The death of Canadian freelance photographer Ali Mustafa while documenting the Syrian civil war illustrates the persistent problem of the safety of journalists in the country and, increasingly, the particular threats faced by freelance journalists reporting in one of the most dangerous locations on the planet. Much of the reporting that has come out of Syria in recent months […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 2. The IMPRESS Project’s plans for press regulation (Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk) 3. YouTube, once TV’s enemy, tries to show how it drives viewers to TV shows (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Amazon acquires digital comic book store Comixology (Greg […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ASU journalism school set to launch center for network of citizen sources (AZ Central) 2. Seen and heard at #SXSWedu (Jimmy Daly / EdTech) 3. Are MOOCs really failing to make the grade? (Andrew Smith Lewis / Re/code) 4. Opinion: Colleges need to act like startups — or risk becoming obsolete (Evan Selinger & […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Post-Arab Spring, citizen journalists suffer (Alice Su / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Twitter's SuperBowl goal: More ad credibility (Yoree Koh & Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal)  3. BuzzFeed is the future (whether it lives or dies) (John Evans / TechCrunch)   4. The News Literacy Project is bringing its curriculum online (Ben Adler […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How an unemployed British man has become the poster child for citizen journalism (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Ted Turner: Print has a future — if it’s combined with audio and video (Jim Romenesko) 3. Vice Media’s ‘Correspondent Confidential’ brings hard-to-tell stories to popular audiences (Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York) 4. How have […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers (Laura Miller / Salon) 2. Pinterest / Getty deal IDs images, shares data with advertisers (Noah Rayman / TIME) 3. Opinion: Is Glenn Greenwald the future of news? (Bill Keller / New York Times) 4. Medium opens signup to all (Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch) 5. […] more »

by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece from correspondent Josh Stearns, and portions were adapted from Stearns’ report, “Acts of Journalism: Defining Press Freedom in the Digital Age.” This summer the Society for Professional Journalists debated a proposal to change its name to the Society for Professional Journalism. The resolution didn’t pass, but the 100-year-old organization […] more »

by Margaret Looney

When Marguerite Sullivan started the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) in 2007, she said she faced skepticism as to whether the U.S.-based organization could help advance media development worldwide. But since its launch, CIMA, which is part of the National Endowment for Democracy, has been helping independent news outlets and foundations navigate the ever-shifting media landscape […] more »