Pointers for Citizen Journalists

Pointers for Citizen Journalism Coming on YouTube

The Huffington Report today, June 30, 2009, featured an item about the coming YouTube venture which will provide pointers for the growing number of citizen journalists. This video series may be of interest to Hubbers.


Arianna Huffington: Citizen journalism is rapidly emerging as an invaluable part of delivering the news. That's why I was delighted to accept YouTube's invitation to do a video offering my "big picture" take on citizen journalism for the site's new YouTube Reporters' Center, which aims to be a one-stop-shop for people looking to learn how to report on what's going on around them. Click here to read more.

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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Ralph, you would do better than the other clowns you mentioned. Tell the news, not try to control people with the news you tell them.

Keep on hubbing.


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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

Citizen journalism is making an important contribution to knowledge and up-to-date information around the world, Ralph, but, as a newspaperman of 32 years, I think there will always be a place for objective journalism.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago Author

I completely agree. But the newspapers are having a rough time lately. Tnx. for your comment.


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Interesting title...citizen journalism. Now we all have a chance to put in our "two cents worth" if we like. It also serves as a way to get to know people and issues around the world from a different perspective than what might be formally put forth in a local newspaper or shown on the nightly news. As to accuracy...there is the "fly in the ointment." We all have to do our own sifting and discovery of the accuracy of statements put forth on the world wide web.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago Author

True. Several Hubbers would benefit from a bit more fact sifting and checking.


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2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

All news is written from a point of view. The traditional newspapers had editors, TV news has an editorial (and legal) team.

As consumers of news, we all need to use some judement. It helps to try to read around issues, and this is where 'citizen journalists' play such a useful role.

Thanks for this Hub.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago Author

Interesting article in today's NYT about a Florida blogger who may have solved a murder.


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mytipen 5 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A

New citizen journalism site http://newsparticipation.com/


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks!

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