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The Guardian launches citizen journalism site

The Guardian newspaper is inviting would-be journalists to contribute to its new citizen journalism site. Citizen journalists will have the opportunity to add photos, stories and videos to the new site, which is called Guardian Witness.

Nieman Lab founder Joshua Benton on the future of journalism Special

The Nieman Journalism Lab has become the one-stop hub for news relating to the evolving journalism landscape. Digital Journal interviewed director Joshua Benton to learn what news trends are making headlines today.

Media expert Jay Rosen talks citizen journalism

Toronto - At Toronto's mesh conference, stole away media guru Jay Rosen for an interview on citizen media and user-generated content. Among other topics, he discussed how mainstream media can use citizen journalism to their advantage.

Experts advise citizen journalists on copyright law

The rise of citizen media carries with it questions on what journalists can borrow and upload from the Web. Lawyers David Ardia and Michael Geist offer advice to citizen journalists on what's fair use and how they can protect themselves.

Introducing redesign, news assignment desk and 'Digital Journalist' title

Digital Journal is rolling out many new features and tools in 2009. To get started, we're happy to announce a name change for contributors, a news assignment desk and a design makeover.

Citizen Media Report Inspires Emirates Airline to Change Policy

Emirates Airline, the official airline of the UAE, announced it changed its carry-on policy relating to urns of human ashes. The decision was influenced by a article outlining a Sikh family's grievance with the airline.

Citizen Media Leaders: The Mentoring Journalism School

The Institute of Citizen Journalism envisions a healthier media, where everyday writers and photographers find stories that rarely get reported. In the third part of our citizen media series , we look at how the ICJ offers expertise to engaged citizens.

State of News Media 2008 Will Be Released Monday

What is the state of American journalism? On Monday, March 17, the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s fifth annual State of The News Media report will address this question

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