ENTRIES TAGGED "citizen journalism"

Do citizens have a ‘right to record’ in the digital age?

When Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and I talked this summer about his proposal for a digital Bill of Rights, I followed up by asking him about whether it might be more productive to focus on the rights that we already have in the digital context. That conversation naturally led to a question about freedom of assembly…
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Review of Guobin Yang's "Power of the Internet in China"

My review of
The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online,
a combination of research and sociological analysis,

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Tricky Relationship Between Mainstream Media and Citizen Journalism

Citizen journalism took a beating last week when a post on CNN's iReport incorrectly reported that Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack. (The post has been removed, but Google still has a cached version.) Over at BuzzMachine, Jeff Jarvis pushes through the ensuing cit-j firestorm and redirects the conversation: It may be a mistake for news organizations to keep…

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Validators: Asking for Donations to Pay for the News

The New York times has a short article on community-funded journalism, in which the public pays a journalist in advance to cover a topic.

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