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“A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny. …
Under dictatorship the press is bound to languish, and the loudspeaker and the film to become more important. But where free institutions are indigenous to the soil and men have the habit of liberty, the press will continue to be the Fourth Estate,
the vigilant guardian of the rights of the ordinary citizen.”
“If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the
most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of
no use to us, the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like
sheep to the slaughter.”
Speaking of a Free Press
200 Years of Notable Quotations About Press Freedoms Published by
American Newspaper Association Foundation
The Newspaper Association of America Foundation
1987 Edited and Updated 2005
Tomorrows Front Page (International)
Today In Pictures (International)
FROM THE PRINT MEDIA TO THE INTERNET
The world of the print media is big: it includes everything related to books, periodicals and pictures. The world of the Internet is much bigger. It is that tremendous network which is leading to the upheaval of communications and working methods we are hearing so much about.
BLOGGING, JOURNALISM & CREDIBILITY:
Battleground and Common Ground
The new emerging media ecosystem has room for citizens’ media like blogs as
well as professional news organizations. There will be tensions, but they’ll
complement and feed off each other, often working together.
Knight Citizen News Network
The Knight Citizen News Network is a self-help portal that guides both ordinary citizens and traditional journalists in launching and responsibly operating community news and information sites.
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Knight Citizen News Network
Ten steps to citizen journalism online
By Stephen Franklin, Knight Fellow at the American University in Cairo’s Center for Electronic Journalism.
We all have news and stories to tell. But the Internet lets us tell our stories to the world.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Citizen journalism (also known as "public", "participatory", "democratic" or "street journalism") is the concept of members of the public "playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information," according to the seminal 2003 report We Media: How Audiences are Shaping the Future of News and Information. Authors Bowman and Willis say: "The intent of this participation is to provide independent, reliable, accurate, wide-ranging and relevant information that a democracy requires."
There are three kinds of people,
those who read the news,
those who make the news
and those who report the news
SourceWatch -- A Project of the Center for Media and Democracy
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Center for Media and Democracy
ThisIsDiversity: A Global Community Of Citizen Journalists
Allvoices: The first open media website where anyonce can report from anywhere.
Independent Agency for citizen photojournalists
Article Niche (USA)
CBS Eye Mobile - Citizen Journalism from CBS (USA Network Television Station)
Citizen Photojournalism - Flickr
Citizenside.com (share and sell your news images - an AFP.com website)
Citizen Journalism Report
Global Voices Online
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism
Largemouth Citizen Journalism Manual
Online Journalism Review
Our Media Learning Center
Pew Center for Civic Journalism
PRESS PASS INFO
Fat newspaper profits are history
Despite mounting declines in sales and circulation in recent years, most newspapers today still generate profits surpassing those of many Fortune 500 companies. But the fat profits are coming to an end, because newspapers are running out of ways to cut costs. After producing operating earnings at an average rate of 27.3% between 2000 and 2007, the industry’s margin this year may average no better than 20%, says William Drewry, a managing director of the global media group of the UBS investment bank. Average earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were 24.6% in 2007, according to UBS.
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