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Principles of Journalism, Citizen and Otherwise

Principles of Citizen Media picThis morning we’re happy to announce a new project, “Principles of Citizen Journalism” — a look at the key principles that we believe are at the basis of journalistic work for professionals and non-professionals alike.

The project was supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The principles also appear as part of the foundation’s Citizen News Network, which Knight intends to turn into a major hub of this activity and which, in turn, is being hosted at Jan Schaffer’s excellent J-Lab site at the University of Maryland.

Here’s the J-Lab press release.

Many thanks to JD Lasica, who spearheaded this project for the center, and the rest of the team that worked on it during the last few months. And very special thanks to all the folks who agreed to be interviewed; as the saying goes, we couldn’t have done it without them.

4 Comments on “Principles of Journalism, Citizen and Otherwise”

  1. #1 » Blog Archive » 1mal1 des Bürgerjournalismus
    on Mar 26th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    […] again” heißt es da Beispielsweise. Zur Idee selbst findet sich noch ein kleiner Eintrag in Gillmors Blog, der übrigens schon vor über zwei Jahren das Buch We the Media geschrieben hat, ein Plädoyer […]

  2. #2
    on Apr 2nd, 2007 at 7:17 am

    […] Commons license (and a few works are under less restrictive licenses). Dan Gillmor has more here. As always, we want this to be an ongoing conversation, so please dive in, post comments, toss out […]

  3. #3 ilyagram » Blog Archive » Basic Principles of Citizen Journalism
    on Apr 2nd, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    […] reading Dan Gilmor’s new project, announced in the end of March: Principles of Citizen Journalism, focusing on “the key principles that […]

  4. #4 Cordley Coit
    on Apr 2nd, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    Much needed. I did four years of family court room to hone observational skills. Helps a lot when fishing for the truth and with spotting gaming in a story.