Alternative Media and Citizen Journalism

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

Text of Alternative Media and Citizen Journalism

  • 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 dont 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