Daily Archives: 29 March 2007

Wanted: Researchers for global citizen journalism

Oh My News, the pioneering South Korean citizen journalism initiative, has launched a collaborative, open source research into independent citizen journalism web sites around the world. It wants international citizen reporters to conduct interviews with founders of such sites, some of whom will be invited to the 3rd International Citizen Reporters’ Forum to be held…

The five principles of citizen journalism

Dan Gillmor‘s Center for Citizen Media has just outlined the five Principles of Citizen Journalism. It’s an attempt, as it says, to “detail the bedrock foundations of journalism to help citizen reporters grasp the fundamentals of the craft in a networked age.” The principles are: Accuracy, Thoroughness, Fairness, Transparency and Independence. “We’re not saying that…

And the biggest drunk in journalism is…

Like it or lump it, the most hilarious stories in journalism with a capital J are built around alcohol. Pete Hamill, the legendary New York columnist, in fact called his memoirs A Drinking Life with remarkable candour. “The culture of drink endures because it offers so many rewards: confidence for the shy, clarity for the…