City University in London is offering a full-time “Sky News – City University Studentship in Citizen Media / User-Generated Content”
to explore concepts around citizen journalism in the mainstream news media, using a case study approach and participant observation. For the first year of their PhD the appointee will work closely with Sky News on an innovative project to recruit several hundred “citizen journalists” to report on the next UK general election campaign. The project aims to allow contributors to do more than simply give their opinion; instead they will be expected to write stories, take pictures and possibly record video.
A great opportunity for the right person…
Note to media organizations in the U.S.: There are undoubtedly universities (I can think of at least a couple, cough cough) that would welcome such a project at the masters-degree level.