27 results for 'citizen journalism'
A few months ago, BusinessLife posted a classified ad on the BrooWaha Back Page, titled "A New Business Plan Available & Customized for You." Being curious, I replied to her offer and just as she had promised, within a day I received a detailed message, laying out in a succinct manner, a clear path and vision for BrooWaha.
The valuable lesson, or take-away is that:
1-We are all connected at degrees far fewer than we may realize here at BrooWaha
2-"The Broo Community," is a smaller part of the larger Internet community giving you access to quality resources we, as a... (more)
...concerned about the fact that I answered and registered my opinions about certain things with a company funded by the CIA. That is especially worrisome considering the fact that I have levied some pretty harsh criticism at my former government here on this so called free and impartial citizen journalism newspaper. In more than a few of my articles namely "Interpret This" and my very first one "On Being Retarded" I levied some pretty strong accusations at the former administration's policies.
I am not afraid and stand confident about what I have said and placed in veritable... (more)
... medium in which we are all engaged.... the appropriateness of content, the tone of language, the depth of research behind claims, and arguments about why or why not things bear publication at all.
Quite a few authors who are involved here are deeply committed to the thing that it "citizen journalism," and in this, approach the work thus seriously. Others perhaps see it as more of a social network with a shared blog component, in which content is barely if at all policed, and serves no particular civic or social purpose.
Instead of continuing to merely argue content, purpose... (more)
...job was to fly to San Francisco and research salvia. I just worked a ten hour day editing technical documentation in a cubicle. In San Jose.
“But the technology is amazing!”, I counter. “Once it comes together it will be so good for journalism!” Sure, 99% of it—“citizen journalism”, “user generated content”, or whatever, is crap. But that remaining 1% is huge. And the filters are there. Put up quality content, and Digg or YouTube, or some other site finds it. Creators aren’t getting paid yet, but the money is coming. It has to. He waves the... (more)
...a dozen years in Orange County, and now, the last six years in Redondo Beach. I work six days a week on my laptop and five nights at LAX. All of L.A. is my home. I wish I could say I wrote more local stories – it’s that first-person, hands-on perspective that should drive Citizen Journalism – but it’s also what makes Citizen Journalism such a difficult and vital form of expression. I wish I was that kind of writer.
Who is your favorite Broowaha writer (besides yourself)?
There are a few writers who, when they publish, I make it a point to ... (more)
... censorship of what seems so inoffensively natural to me. So too there were the three little letters “M-O-R” jammed in the middle which generally summed up modern American culture in my mind. So how has my writing – which I will define here as my blog and my Broowaha citizen journalism efforts – been influenced by being an Australian living in America? Well, the very idea that you’d want to “share” and the confidence in the assumption that strangers would even be at all interested in anything you had to say, is decidedly American to me. Had I ... (more)
...than they did on my word processor. I always like sending my friends and family to the site to have a look at my stuff, and they’re always surprised not to have heard of the site before. As we’ve often said, I won’t be at all surprised to see Broo become the leading citizen journalism site in the near future, and I’m happy to have been on board when it was still relatively new.The second reason is the amazing feedback that the site offers. You get read, ranked and commented to. You get to hear from both casual readers and seasoned authors, each with their own... (more)
... For all of the wonderfully articulate and intricate craziness that El G fires around Broo, I am eternally grateful. This place needs El G... Bill Friday, on the other hand, is the prototypical Broo author - widely varied pieces, artful writing, and a biting wit that typifies what makes citizen journalism materially more entertaining than the mass-marketed stuff. But what I found in this process, is the Bill Friday that I don't think I knew before I started - and the El G I always knew was there. In the end, isn't that what these championship contests are all about?
In what... (more)
... estimates. But alas, all it contained was a table of ad rates. This got me asking another important question: how much money (if any) is BrooWaha making? Don’t we, as writers working for free, deserve to know?
Estimating ad revenue without traffic info would be reckless (even for citizen journalism), but you can calculate how much revenue your articles generate via ad impressions. According to BrooWaha’s media kit, BrooWaha charges $5 per 1000 impressions (aka, hits on an article). So the five articles I’ve written, which collectively received 1,766 hits, have generated roughly... (more)
...in Washington DC, have broken down. And there are cases too where news sources that used to do things like fact-checking don't do that anymore. But we need good honest information and thats very important in the US, especially as we approach the presidential elections. Particularly in citizen journalism. I think we need to encourage more people trying to dig for the truth and sometimes a passionate citizen journalist will do better than a professional. Especially if the professional doesn't have the resources to do factchecking and if you can get a bunch of people to work on a story and ... (more)