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Citizen Journalism News

At last week’s Gnomedex, Dan Gillmor talked about his Bayosphere project, which is "launching soon." In a twist on net anonymity and hyperbolic excess, anyone who opts into the Bayosphere space as a citizen journalist pledges to be fair, accurate and transparent … and use a real name.

But wait, there’s more! Terry Heaton talked about Nashville’s WKRN-TV and the News2
project. According to Terry, WKRN is transitioning to the "Video Journalist (VJ) concept that Michael Rosenblum pioneered in Europe."

Also at Gnomedex, I discovered
NowPublic (beta2), a site devoted to citizen writing and multi-media:

Add your footage (photos, video or audio files) to enrich any story you
find, or let the NowPublic membership add to stories from your blog or
any other news source. Vote to see more coverage of stories you care
about. The News is Now Public.

Digital cameras, camera phones, blogs, and RSS put the tools of the
news trade into the hands of the public, and now real news comes from
real people everywhere. Now you can demand coverage of the stories you care about
— all you need is nowPublic.


By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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