Citizen Journalism


         
It's all fun and games until
somebody wants to sue you...

               
The link to open source...
quot;Open source software development and citizen journalism
have a lot in common: both rely on...
The good...

      
 
access to the internet and free publishing tools

   Blogging: WordPress.com, etc
   Photoblogging: Flickr
   Video: You...
The bad...
*Companies claiming copyright on media uploaded to their
site (ie Facebook)
*Companies making it difficult to g...
The ugly...
*Reporters without Borders- Press Freedom roundup 2008:

quot;Predatory activity is increasingly focused on th...
 
In 2008, someone was for the first time killed while acting as
a quot;Citizen Journalistquot;- Chinese businessman Wei W...
Here, have a puppy.
It couldn't happen here!
*Anti-terrorism laws being used against ctizen journalists in
Australia and the UK.
*NSW governme...
 
*Abuse of open acess to publishing -death threat against
newspaper columnist Andrew Bolt published on IndyMedia -
an ill...
 
Tools for Citizen Journos
The Center for Media & Democracy - Sourcewatch
Wiki article of tools for Citizen Journalism
incl...
Pitfalls
Beware: Terms of service, copyright and censorship. Do
you want to control your own media and copyright?
Septembe...
Legal risks
I AM NOT A LAWYER!
In Australia, professional journalists go to jail while trying
to maintain the professional...
Resources
Arts Law Centre of Australia Online - Legal issues for
bloggers: http://www.artslaw.com.
au/legalinformation/Leg...
Contact me!
Sarah Stokely
   www.theopensourcereport.com
   Blog: www.foxforcefive.com
   Twitter: stokely
   Email: sarah...
It's all fun and games until someone wants to sue you: Reporting in the age of citizen journalism - Sarah Stokely
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The internet has radically changed what it means to be a journalist – but at the same time the laws, structures and ethical framework for traditional reporting have been weakened or rendered meaningless. Sarah Stokely talks about the pitfalls, challenges and blissful freedoms of being a blogger and citizen journalist in the post-print world.

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It's all fun and games until someone wants to sue you: Reporting in the age of citizen journalism - Sarah Stokely

  1. 1. Citizen Journalism  
  2. 2. It's all fun and games until somebody wants to sue you...  
  3. 3. The link to open source... quot;Open source software development and citizen journalism have a lot in common: both rely on people working for free, motivated by a sense of collective accomplishment and personal recognition.quot; (Ground Report)
  4. 4. The good...  
  5. 5.   access to the internet and free publishing tools Blogging: WordPress.com, etc Photoblogging: Flickr Video: YouTube Live video: Ustream The Pro-Am Revolution - people with the skills, passion and time to produce independent citizen journalism to a professional standard.
  6. 6. The bad... *Companies claiming copyright on media uploaded to their site (ie Facebook) *Companies making it difficult to get your data *back* from their site if you want to leave (proprietary file formats, difficult migration process) *Companies soliciting and copyrighting material submitted by citizen journalisms (Fairfax - SMH/The Age)
  7. 7. The ugly... *Reporters without Borders- Press Freedom roundup 2008: quot;Predatory activity is increasingly focused on the internet.quot; 1 blogger killed 59 bloggers arrested 1,740 websites bocked, shut down or suspended *more online journalists incarcerated than other journalists for the first time The Blogging Revolution by Antony Lowenstein
  8. 8.   In 2008, someone was for the first time killed while acting as a quot;Citizen Journalistquot;- Chinese businessman Wei Wenhua - was beaten to death by cheguan (municipal plice) while filming a clash with Tianmen demonstrators on 7 January 2008.
  9. 9. Here, have a puppy.
  10. 10. It couldn't happen here! *Anti-terrorism laws being used against ctizen journalists in Australia and the UK. *NSW government encouraging citizens to submit photos and video of crimes March 2008 - Project View- Video Image Evidence on the Web *
  11. 11.   *Abuse of open acess to publishing -death threat against newspaper columnist Andrew Bolt published on IndyMedia - an illegal action by an individual which impacted on a grassroots publication *Current government proposal to begin ISP level internet fitering, which you wouldn't have the option to opt out of. Family First senator Steve Fielding and Independent Nick Xenephon talking about adding material in addition to the ACMA black list.
  12. 12.  
  13. 13. Tools for Citizen Journos The Center for Media & Democracy - Sourcewatch Wiki article of tools for Citizen Journalism including the Reporters without Borders handbook for bloggers and cyberdissidents It includes advice on how to start a blog, get it picked up by search engines, ethical guidelines and recommendations for the bet tool to use-as well as information on how to blog anonymously and technical ways to get around censorship
  14. 14. Pitfalls Beware: Terms of service, copyright and censorship. Do you want to control your own media and copyright? September 2007 - a Flickr user sued Virgin Mobile for using a Creative Commons licensed photo from Flickr in an ad. No model release used. If you Google quot;YouTube censorshipquot;- consider that as a private company, Google doesn't need to announce when it removes material or why.
  15. 15. Legal risks I AM NOT A LAWYER! In Australia, professional journalists go to jail while trying to maintain the professional standard of protecting their sources. Non-professional citizen journos or bloggers are likely to have even less legal protections. The US was considering laws to protect blggers in 2006, I'm not sure if it was passed. Educate yourself on the laws around copyright, defamation.
  16. 16. Resources Arts Law Centre of Australia Online - Legal issues for bloggers: http://www.artslaw.com. au/legalinformation/LegalIssuesForBloggers.asp EFF guide for bloggers hasn't been updated since 2006 - http://w2.eff.org/bloggers/lg/
  17. 17. Contact me! Sarah Stokely www.theopensourcereport.com Blog: www.foxforcefive.com Twitter: stokely Email: sarah@foxforcefive.com

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