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article imageDigital Journal hosted live video chat on future of citizen media

By David Silverberg     Jun 27, 2014 in Internet
Today Digital Journal hosted a Google Hangout on Air chat via video, discussing the rise and future of citizen journalism. Guests included Mathew Ingram from GigaOM and CBC journalist Ira Basen.
Moderated by Digital Journal editor-in-chief David Silverberg, the video chat was open to the public for viewing from 11 a.m ET to noon ET on Friday.
Invited guests looked at the role of citizen media in traditional journalism, the value citizen media offers readers, the challenges it faces, and where it's headed in the next few years.
Friday's panel included: GigaOM columnist and media critic Mathew Ingram; CBC reporter Ira Basen; and Tim Currie, online journalism instructor at King's University in Halifax, Canada.
GigaOM columnist Mathew Ingram
GigaOM columnist Mathew Ingram
Courtesy Mathew Ingram
Mathew is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past two decades writing about business, technology and new media. He is currently a senior writer with the San Francisco-based blog network GigaOM, and before that spent 15 years at the Globe and Mail as a reporter and columnist. He was the newspaper's first online columnist and its first blogger, and was also the paper's first online Communities Editor -- a position that involved developing and helping to implement the Globe's social and community strategy, as well as policies and training related to Facebook, Twitter, online comments and other tools. Mathew is also one of the founders of mesh, Canada’s leading web conference.
CBC reporter Ira Basen
CBC reporter Ira Basen
Courtesy Ira Basen
Ira began his career at CBC Radio in 1984. He was senior producer at Sunday Morning and Quirks and Quarks. He continues to produce documentaries for the Sunday Edition on CBC Radio One. Ira has written for Saturday Night, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Marketing magazine, the Canadian Journal of Communication,, and he is a contributing editor at Ira has developed several training programs for CBC journalists, including courses on short-form documentary making, “spin”, journalism ethics, and user generated content, as well as a series of webinars on critical thinking. He also teaches at Ryerson University, and in the Media Studies program at the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto, where he teaches media ethics.
King s University journalism school professor Tim Currie
King's University journalism school professor Tim Currie
Courtesy Tim Currie
Tim teaches online journalism at the University of King’s College. He also teaches research, digital media skills and reporting techniques. He is co-editor of The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking (2010). He has authored ethics guidelines for the Canadian Association of Journalists and is an occasional contributor to the Nieman Journalism Lab.
You can view the replay of the chat below.
Also, the discussion is available for full viewing via our YouTube channel.
The chat was hosted by Google+, via their application Hangouts on Air.
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