Monday, May 11, 2009

Δημοσιογραφία των πολιτών και του Διαδικτύου

Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι «ανάδελφη» και η Ελλάδα μια χώρα με μικρό πληθυσμό. Αυτό δεν είναι καλή βάση για να δημιουργηθεί μια κρίσιμη μάζα αναγνωστών / επισκεπτών, που θα συμβάλει στη δημιουργία ισχυρών ειδησεογραφικών sites, blogs κλπ.

Την ίδια στιγμή, σε όλο τον κόσμο το είδος φαίνεται σε ανάπτυξη, όπως φαίνεται στο παρακάτω απάνθισμα της εταιρείας Edelman (που εκπροσωπεί στη χώρα μας η εταιρεία μας, Communication Effect).

Community Driven News: Why it Matters
Here in the Chicago office, we have started getting together for “Digital Downloads”, lively discussions over lunch on the convergence of journalism and digital media. During our last meet-up, community-driven news became a topic of conversation. Here are some sites that are helping to push community participation.

1. NowPublic

Based out of Canada, NowPublic is driven by crowdsourced articles, photos and videos. The site boasts thousands of reporters in more than 140 countries, including stories based around local news, world news, culture, environment, tech & biz, health, style, sports and strange topics.

2. OhmyNews

OhmyNews, a popular site established in South Korea during the early days of citizen journalism, gets most of its content from freelance contributors. After submitting an application to the site, accepted writers create articles for $2 each, plus bonuses based on article popularity. According to, the site gets an average of 2,5 million page views a day.

3. Kachingle

Kachingle, which will launch in mid-summer, 2009, plans to let users distribute a $5 monthly donation to support blogs and sites they enjoy reading. Learn more at the Kachingle corporate blog.

4. True/Slant

True/Slant calls itself the “original content news network tailored to both the ‘New Journalist’ and marketers who want a more effective way to engage with digital audiences.” The site launched with 65 journalists assigned to contribute articles about specific topics. Users may choose to follow specific contributors and discuss articles with them.

5. And Many, Many More has posted a list of nearly 100 sites based around citizen journalism.

*photo via flickr*

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