John McCann

Citizen journalism articles

In Citizen Journalism on April 17, 2006 at 11:37 am

Steve Outing, a leading authority on citizen journalism, has a web page that points to several articles he has written about citizen journalism. I point to it here because citizen journalism provides an easy and well supported area for participation by anyone who has stories to tell.

Outing wrote these pieces when he was with the Poynter Institute, a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists (according to its web page). He reports that he is now starting a new venture to support those who want to participate:

"I left to devote my full time to a citizen-media-based startup company, the Enthusiast Group, which applies the concept that people are perfectly capable of telling their own stories and sharing them with the world to adventure and participant sports. EG is building a network of Web sites, each covering a different sport; the debut site is about mountain biking."

We can follow his adventure via his blog.

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  1. This is interesting follow up on your post.

    http://stuarthughes.blogspot.com/2006/04/you-probably-didnt-notice-but-minor.html

    Although not about enthusiast it shows what people can do.

    Ed

  2. […] In a comment on my post about citizen journalism, Ed Dombrofski points to a blog post about a "minor revolution in British journalism." Scaffolding fell at a construction site and before journalists and camera crews could arrive on the scene, the BBC had been e-mailed about 600 photographs by witnesses at the site. […]

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