“We’re part of this struggle to legitimize the future of journalism.” – Chuck Olsen, co-founder of The Uptake, as part of his ongoing live piece about colleague Tom Elko being denied admittance to a Coleman press conference. If you’re quick, you can watch it live here.
Archives For Citizen Journalism
I’m going tomorrow. Shoot me a DM if you’re there, and we haven’t met yet (@perfectporridge).
From the TC Daily Planet:
“Tools for Democracy, Strategies for Change” is the theme of the Twin Cities Media Alliance’s 4th Annual Fall Media Forum, tomorrow, Oct. 4, at the downtown Minneapolis Public Library.
Featured speakers include Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, on how citizens can use new media as tools for participation in electoral politics; Robyne Robinson on how to use mainstream media, and Amalia Anderson of the Main Street Project, on organizing for media reform and media justice.
Afternoon workshop topics will include media justice and media reform; digital skills training, and a talking circle for journalists, participants and bystanders who witnessed the RNC protests.
This event is open to the public and free of charge, but donations are welcome.
Online preregistration is now closed, but you may register onsite on the day of the forum.
I’m particularly interested to hear their perspective on the Steve Jobs/CNN iReport citizen journalism debacle from today and any lasting impact given the criticism coming from the MSM and SEC.
With the VP debate over now, it’s time to focus on more important things, like citizen journalism (CJ).
But check this out via Silcon Valley Insider:
“Citizen journalism” apparently just failed its first significant test. A CNN iReport poster reported this morning that Steve Jobs had been rushed to the ER after a severe heart attack. Fortunately, it appears the story was false. We contacted an Apple spokeswoman, who categorically denied it.
CJ failed its first significant test? Really? This was the first ever test?
All of the CJ done around the elections so far have been a failure? Who is the judge of what’s a test and what’s success? Why does there have to be a test in the first place? I really resent this assertion.
People lie, play pranks and do stupid stuff all the time. I don’t excuse the person responsible and understand there were implications on the stock price, but condemning all CJ by this example is worse than the incident itself.
With MSM’s dislike of CJ, it’s unfortunate that CNN and it’s href=”iReport will become the story.
With that said, are there other examples of CJ affecting a stock price? Would love to hear them.