CitizenJournalism <ul><li>Why now, Why Me, and Why Bother </li></ul>
Alternative Roots <ul><li>Alternative To what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Mainstream </li></ul></ul>
MSM Characteristics <ul><li>AcCess to Power </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Parachute in Reporters </li></ul>...
MSM (Cont.) <ul><li>Few OUtlets, Even Fewer Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Top Down Management </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to LCD (...
Alternative Media <ul><li>Alternative to the mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Stake in Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Alter...
(Cont.) <ul><li>Freedom of Style </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom Up Management </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Business Models </li...
Which LEads to... <ul><li>Freedom to Choose Topics </li></ul><ul><li>No Experience? No Problem! </li></ul><ul><li>Many too...
Drawbacks <ul><li>Lack the Resources of MEdia ORgs </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of working structure </li></ul><ul><li>LAck of N...
All Equal on the net?
Basic Formats <ul><li>Text: Blogs, online magazines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio: POdcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Video: Video...
Some Examples <ul><li>videojournalist.nl </li></ul><ul><li>ryanishungry.com </li></ul><ul><li>Radioopensource.org </li></u...
Relating to Journalists: <ul><li>Receptive and happy to cooperate </li></ul><ul><li>On some level, Envious </li></ul><ul><...
Work-Life Balance <ul><li>Never Not working </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never Working </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affording the costs...
Work-Life Balance (2) <ul><li>Invitations from organizations, Conferences and SchoolS </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic Audie...
Geography <ul><li>Advantage of NOT having to BE there </li></ul><ul><li>Living at a crossroads for international travel & ...
The UNKnown Future <ul><li>Can we survive? </li></ul><ul><li>Will we be colonized? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the world benefi...
The End CITIZENREPORTER.ORG
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Talk given by Mark Fonseca Rendeiro aka Bicyclemark, at the U of Groningen, Netherlands.

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  • Alternative Media and Citizen Journalism

    1. 1. CitizenJournalism <ul><li>Why now, Why Me, and Why Bother </li></ul>
    2. 2. Alternative Roots <ul><li>Alternative To what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Mainstream </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. MSM Characteristics <ul><li>AcCess to Power </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Parachute in Reporters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strict Rules and Conventions </li></ul>
    4. 4. MSM (Cont.) <ul><li>Few OUtlets, Even Fewer Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Top Down Management </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to LCD (aka Infotainment) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Alternative Media <ul><li>Alternative to the mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Stake in Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative TOpics </li></ul>
    6. 6. (Cont.) <ul><li>Freedom of Style </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom Up Management </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Business Models </li></ul>
    7. 7. Which LEads to... <ul><li>Freedom to Choose Topics </li></ul><ul><li>No Experience? No Problem! </li></ul><ul><li>Many tools available (tech) </li></ul><ul><li>You Creation, Your Art </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio that Speaks for itself </li></ul>CITIZEN JOURNALISM
    8. 8. Drawbacks <ul><li>Lack the Resources of MEdia ORgs </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of working structure </li></ul><ul><li>LAck of Name recognition </li></ul><ul><li>If a Tree Falls... </li></ul>
    9. 9. All Equal on the net?
    10. 10. Basic Formats <ul><li>Text: Blogs, online magazines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio: POdcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Video: Videoblogs (beyond Youtube) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Some Examples <ul><li>videojournalist.nl </li></ul><ul><li>ryanishungry.com </li></ul><ul><li>Radioopensource.org </li></ul><ul><li>aliveinbaghdad.org </li></ul><ul><li>West Africa Wins Always nofoodforlazyman.blogspot.com </li></ul>
    12. 12. Relating to Journalists: <ul><li>Receptive and happy to cooperate </li></ul><ul><li>On some level, Envious </li></ul><ul><li>curious for their own work </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, completely unwilling to talk </li></ul>
    13. 13. Work-Life Balance <ul><li>Never Not working </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never Working </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affording the costs </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs that do or don’t respect your work </li></ul><ul><li>A-Typical, many colleagues have stopped </li></ul>
    14. 14. Work-Life Balance (2) <ul><li>Invitations from organizations, Conferences and SchoolS </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic Audience provides </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs, I get hired because of my site </li></ul>
    15. 15. Geography <ul><li>Advantage of NOT having to BE there </li></ul><ul><li>Living at a crossroads for international travel & work </li></ul><ul><li>Language less of a concern </li></ul>
    16. 16. The UNKnown Future <ul><li>Can we survive? </li></ul><ul><li>Will we be colonized? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the world benefit? </li></ul>
    17. 17. The End CITIZENREPORTER.ORG
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