Category Archives: Citizen Participation

Public Insight Network Acquires Spot.Us, Three Years In

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It has been a big week for the people at Spot.Us and the Public Insight Network. Marking its three-year anniversary as a crowd-funding platform to fund journalism projects, Spot.Us announced its merger with the Public Insight Network yesterday. The Public Insight Network (PIN), a platform that helps journalists and citizens reach beyond PR professionals and…

SchoolHouse Witness Project in Knight’s Second Round

I just submitted our SchoolHouse Witness Project idea for the Knight News Challenge’s Second Round. We made the first cut. Now comes the tough part, do we make it into Round Three? This is a partnership with the Konpa Group, which is part of the Ushahidi network, which has done great things in information collecting…

Haiti Earthquake Living Lab for Using New Media

New Knight Foundation funded report, Media, Information Systems and Communities: Lessons from Haiti, states in part: The [earthquake] relief efforts quickly became a living laboratory for new applications such as SMS (short message service) texting, interactive online maps and radio-cell phone hybrids. These tools were applied to urgent tasks such as guiding search-and-rescue teams, locating…

Media Law in the Digital Age Workshop — Register Now

Speakers are in place and the agenda is set, now you just have to register for the Media Law in the Digital Age workshop on September 25 at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta. It is co-produced by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard University Law School and the Center for…

Juvenile Justice Journalism Project Explained in Spanish

The folks at Periodismo Ciudadano, which is Spanish for public or citizen journalism, have posted an overview in Spanish of our Center for Sustainable Journalism’s Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. A big thanks to Periodismo Ciudadano for the work it does.

David Cuillier Leads Workshop on the Power of Open Records

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation and the Atlanta Press Club present: The Freedom of Information Road Show Society of Professional Journalists’ Freedom of Information Committee chairman David Cuillier, co-author of the new book The Art of Access, will be conducting a session on the power of open records and how to identify and access them on Tuesday,…

Social Media Earthquake Advice

Earlier today the San Francisco area had a 4.1 magnitude earthquake. Right in the midst of the early Tweeting I saw his Tweet from Ryan Kuder, who lives in San Jose: In the event of an earthquake, take the following measures: 1) Tweet about it. 2) Take cover under a desk. Pretty amusing. Just before…