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Citizen Journalism

Podcasts: Celebrate the resurgence but be cautious

Tech trends are fickle things. Back in 2004, if you were starting a media business online, or thinking of expanding your offline media business, one direction seemed obvious: adopt RSS, or really simple syndication, so users can get a feed…

//August 15 / 2018 //read more

A New Era for Story-Telling

Probably most people sort of knew off-shore havens were being used to hide taxable fortunes, to pillage national treasuries, or to receive bribes for sold consciences.   However, when the Panama Papers stories connected names to bank…

//July 26 / 2016 //read more

Open Sources, Big Opportunity for Truth

Facebook and Google and their humongous data crunching machines flourish while fine media wilt. How to compete? They take media’s original costly-to-produce-content for free and make it available to users to circulate, anticipating their…

//June 16 / 2016 //read more

Reddit tests live-reporting tool

Reddit is testing a new feature that allows users to create and update live blogs about breaking news events such as the recent uprising in Ukraine or the war in Syria — a move that could be a valuable addition to the cause of “open-source…

//February 27 / 2014 //read more

Investigative Reporting on the Rise

The internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. Watch a documentary film series …

//January 8 / 2014 //read more

El Faro: Using the best of new and traditional media to give Salvadorans a voice

News website El Faro in El Salvador partnered with an ad agency to create a highly successful multi-platform campaign. Using the website, Twitter, radio, TV, billboards and print, they provided a way for local people to tell politicians…

//January 18 / 2013 //read more

Urbanisation and mobile revolution are reshaping African media

The mobile phone has become the primary way that Africans communicate, and it is rapidly becoming a way that they also receive information. The key challenge for news organisations will be how they serve these new mobile audiences and earn…

//October 15 / 2012 //read more

Interactivity and citizen media surges in Latin America

Latin American internet users submit more comments and articles to news sites than users in Europe or the Middle East, according to research from Kantar Media-Global TGI Net. This appetite for user-generated content is being driven by…

//June 29 / 2012 //read more

Africa’s mobile revolution: Tapping into eye witness reports

The mobile revolution has remade journalism, putting cameras and a means to post those pictures instantaneously to the internet in the hands of billions. One African journalist witnessed this revolution in media first hand after a bomb…

//May 31 / 2012 //read more