Here are three examples of citizen journalism websites you might want to
The first example comes from the UK - a blog called BloodandProperty
http://bloodandproperty.blogspot.com/. This blogger was brought to my
attention by UK Guardian blogger Dave Hill
who refers to him (or her?) as "a Londoner who is inquisitive, persistent,
literate, sane, interested in local issues and very interested in politics."
Hill has added BloodandProperty to his list of Top London Bloggers. One
reason Hill listed BloodandProperty was that the blog recently scored an
interesting interview with a Hackney town council leader. This achievement of
a locally focused blogger demonstrates that bloggers who develop a following
with well written, well delivered news will even... (more)
A citizen journalist for a California weekly newspaper said her car was
bombed in the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 11, and now she has been
asked to move out of her home.
Bianca Koch, a resident of Ocean Beach and a freelance reporter who has had
articles published in The Peninsula Beacon, said her 1991 BMW convertible's
top and interior were completely burned out and the exterior suffered
One of Koch's neighbors reported the fire about 5 a.m. to the San Diego Fire
Department, which was able to extinguish the blaze within minutes after it
Time magazine has chosen what it considers to be the top 50 web sites of 2007
- sites that show, "...exceptional style and smarts, sites that offer new and
improved ways to access and share content, generate our own and otherwise
enrich the online (and off-line) experience."
In the Social Networks category, the top sites included among others
StumbleUpon, Hitchsters (a carpooling site), and LinkedIn.
Among the News & Information sites that made the Top Fifty were INGDirect.com
(a banking site), OpenSecrets.org (a campaign finance analysis site), and
NowPublic.com, a "citizen journa... (more)
Oh, my sainted aunt.
Google thought about buying the New York Times, according to Barron’s,
which got it from somebody else’s interview with Ken Auletta, author of
The End of the World as We Know It.
Reportedly the hands of Google co-founder Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt
were stayed by the thought that the deal would “sabotage” Google’s
status as a neutral source.
Auletta, who generally writes for the New Yorker, said the reason they were
interested is the fact that “Google’s search engine depends on good
As officials meet in Copenhagen to hammer out a new global climate-change
policy, the NGU (Next Generations Utilities) Summit was announced in Sentosa
early next year by giants Tata Power and Kepco.
Alongside fifty other key Utility providers in the region, the meeting - run
by GDS International - was called to discuss the impact of the Copenhagen
Conference and to discuss Green Dollar spending in the region.
Such large operators are looking at Asia's innovative companies like Suntech
in China who have taken the lead in producing silicon-based photovoltaic
cells and wind-power pro... (more)
The proposed transfer by the federal government of some prisoners from
Guantanomo Bay to a underused state prison facility in Thomson, Illinois hits
home for me, literally.
My father was from Thomson, and my mom lives there now. She could walk from
her house to the prison in about 15 minutes if she wanted to.
Thomson is a Mississippi River town, but unlike most, safe from the river. A
state campground borders the river, with the town itself lying a few hundred
feet above the river. The Army Corps of Engineers has had a long presence
here, digging a channel to widen the river decade... (more)