Center for Citizen Media Rotating Header Image

Posts under ‘Resources’

New Legal Threats Database for Citizen Media Creators

The Citizen Media Law Project has created a new Legal Threats Database: Our goal is to create an accurate and complete collection of legal threats directed at online speech. In order to accomplish this goal, we need your help. The database is here. For background, here’s a news release. Huge kudos to David Ardia, Sam […]

London Students Work with Citizen Media Site Collaborative news site enlists student journalists.

Digital Libraries

I’m at the Digital Library Federation’s Fall Forum in Philadelphia, giving a keynote talk this afternoon. These folks are doing important work to bring us into a digital future in ways that honor traditional library values and practices. They’ve asked me to talk about changes in journalism. I plan to implore them to focus part […]

Putting Books Online the Right Way

NY Times: Libraries Shun Deals to Place Books on Web. Several major research libraries have rebuffed offers from Google and Microsoft to scan their books into computer databases, saying they are put off by restrictions these companies want to place on the new digital collections. The research libraries, including a large consortium in the Boston […]

Apply for News Project Grants

A reminder — there’s less than two weeks left before the Knight Foundation’s deadline for its News Challenge grants . This is the second year of the program, and the foundation has reserved some $5 million for innovative journalism projects. If you have a good idea — and we need lots of them to get […]

Citizen Media Business Issues: An Outline

(This is the first in a series of postings about citizen media business issues. See the introduction here. All of these entries are considered to be in “beta” and will be revised and refined as they find a home on a more permanent area of the Center for Citizen Media web site.   To that end, […]

Making a Business of Citizen Media

Good news: We’re about to launch a first in a series of postings about citizen media as a business. Specifically, we’ll be exploring possible business models for citizen journalism and the processes surrounding the creation of a website. The principal researcher and writer for this project is Ryan McGrady, a new media graduate student at […]

Help Investigate Slippery Congressional Favors

You can do your part at Bringing Citizen Oversight to Congressional Spending: Here’s your chance to investigate earmarks–those spending measures inserted by members of Congress into bills that direct taxpayer dollars to their pet projects. Are members using earmarks to meet pressing needs? Reward political supporters? Are they good public policy, or vehicles for […]

Speaking Tuesday at Arizona State University

I’m giving a public talk on Tuesday at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. That’s in Tempe, just outside of Phoenix.

Entrepreneurial Journalism Supported at CUNY

Jeff Jarvis, who runs the new media program at City University of New York, reports the great news of new support for journalistic entrepreneurialism & innovation: a $100,000, two-year grant from the McCormick Tribune Foundation to provide seed funding to news start-ups developed by students in my course in entrepreneurial journalism at CUNY’s Graduate School […]