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Alternative Media and Citizen Journalism

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Talk given by Mark Fonseca Rendeiro aka Bicyclemark, at the U of Groningen, Netherlands.

Talk given by Mark Fonseca Rendeiro aka Bicyclemark, at the U of Groningen, Netherlands.

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