Tag Archives: Citizen journalism
April 18, 2012
… the Citizens’ Initiative Act has been in effect since the beginning of March. The Act allows any citizen to propose a new law to Parliament, as long as they can get the support of 50,000 eligible voters. Aiming to help Finns make the most of the Act, a group of volunteer activists, software engineers and researchers created the Avoin Ministeriö (Open Ministry). There, voters can present their ideas to the crowd, offer support for policy initiatives which catch their eye and join in …Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, crowdsourcing, Iceland, Justin Bieber, microtask, microwork, Scottish Assembly, United States, White House | 1 Comment
October 26, 2011
© Photos by Hanna Sistek @Sistek
This year, crowdsourced journalism has really “hit the headlines”. From journalists crowdfunding their own investigations, to The Guardian newspaper crowdsourcing its editorial policy.
Of course, the biggest crowdsourced news scoop of 2011 is the Arab Spring. From Morocco to Bahrain, citizens risked their lives to film, tweet and blog real-time on-the-ground reports. In the West, over-excited tech commentators …
August 24, 2011
… the limit.
Penenberg apparently believes that microworkers are a serious threat to journalism: an evil cyber army out to undercut hard-working hacks. But take a quick look at Serv.io’s website. The company never claims to employ or compete with journalists. Instead, Serv.io offers a pretty standard mix of crowdsourcing services: SEO content, product descriptions for retailers, proof-reading. Does Adam Penenberg want those jobs? I doubt it.
It’s time journalists …
June 13, 2011
… of public support and funding for science. I wanted to do something, but I was just an ordinary citizen – not a government minister or millionaire. Then I remembered the story of the Cultural Foundation and talkoot. Working with two colleagues, Tapio Markkanen and Heikki Oja, I appealed to Finnish scientists to help us create the first ever Finnish Science center. Thousands of researchers, lecturers and teachers responded. The Heureka Center opened in the spring of 1989. It was a huge …Android, apple, crowd, crowdsourcing, Disability, distributed work, iPhone, microtask, microwork, research, Speech recognition, United States | 2 Comments
February 16, 2011
… tips on how to create an ice cream party and whether my ice cream producer is a good corporate citizen. This is one of the reasons why companies like Vapa Media exist – people expect increasingly valuable content online. Online services must improve to meet such expectations, not remain static.
Ask to see their cards
Given that disappointing your market remains a great way to go out of business, before starting the process of online brand building, a firm should assess how much …
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