13 thoughts on “On the term “citizen journalism” – from Professional Mind blower Henry Jenkins

  1. @cody @Daniel

    For tools – I think we need better tools for collaboration like Publish2. Also check Ryan Sholin’s latest blog post.

    @Cody: I think we need a crunchbase that is following all the various media/journalism startups that are happening. For all the lip service we give the idea of experimentation and then learning from it (I’m guilty of that too) we have no way of actually keeping track of how they all do.

  2. @Dave

    I couldn’t agree more about a mediacrunchbase. There’s mediabistro but unless it’s just not on our radar, I’m really surprised something like this doesn’t exist yet. I’m sending you an email.

  3. do you guys think a collaborative code of practice, like an open-source/wiki-type set of online journalism principles (thou shalt not slander and lie or be paid for comment, etc) would help to bump it’s credibilty and move it away from such qualifiers as ‘participatory’? is there something like this already out there?

  4. @Ryan I think an open standard/ code of conduct for journalism would be very interesting, especially if the qualifiers were somewhat objective. Pat Thornton had an idea for an online ethics seal that seems to be very similar to what you’re describing.

  5. Thanks Daniel,

    I think the key to objectivity is getting as many contributing to the proposal as possible, so that all views have the potential to be merited – as with any large-scale participatory venture. A seal like that would be a great way of ‘officialising’ peer review. And I expect that a project like this could feed into ranking systems such as that used by BrooWaha – especially the rating categories.

    Thanks very much for the lead. This is pretty much what I’d like to set up in Australia.

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