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Want to break into the brave new world of citizen journalism? Here's where you can learn how to get your news reports online using blogs, web sites and streaming video.
  1. Citizen Journalist Profiles (2)
  2. Global Citizen Journalism (5)
  3. Online Podcast Tools
  4. Starting a Blog

What Is Citizen Journalism?
From blogs to websites

Five Steps For Getting Started in Citizen Journalism
So you want to become a citizen journalist but aren't sure where to begin? Here are the basic things you'll need to do to get started.

What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
A Focus on Areas Often Ignored by Larger News Outlets

Wall St. Journal Editor Talks About Covering Missing Malaysian Jet
Wall St. Journal Editor Talks About Covering Missing Malaysian Jet

Making a Living in Journalism, Without a Degree or a Regular Paycheck
Making a Living in Journalism, Without a Degree or a Regular Paycheck

Once Hailed as Revolutionary, Citizen Journalism Remains a Work in Progress
Once Hailed as Revolutionary, Citizen Journalism Remains a Work in Progress

Five Tips for Creating a Successful - and Profitable - Blog
Five Tips for Creating a Successful - and Profitable - Blog

Tips For Doing Quality Citizen Journalism
As a citizen journalist you're essentially an independent operator, free of the constraints and bureaucracy of a professional newsroom. But working on your own can make it difficult to gauge whether you're really doing the best work possible. Here are some tips to help ensure you're not just a citizen journalist, but a good citizen journalist.

Six Ways Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of Interest - How Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest

Six Reasons Why It's So Important to Get Published
Six Reasons Why It's So Important to Get Published

Ways to Establish Your Presence Online
The Internet is where it's at as far as the news business. So if you're an aspiring journalist, the time to establish an online presence for yourself is now. Many employers Google the names of job applicants, and the more good stuff that shows up, the better. So use websites, blogs, Facebook and Twitter to create an online archive of your stories and promote your work on the web.

Find Great Photos for Your Newspaper or Website - Without Violating Copyright
How to Find Great Photos for Your Newspaper or Website - Without Violating Copyright

The Secret to Creating a Successful Citizen Journalism Website
Sort Out the Great Content From the Merely So-So Stuff

Tips for Shooting Digital Video
Get Close, Focus on Sound

Citizen Journalism Website Profile: Allvoices.com
An Ambitious Site With Growing Pains

An Interview With Allvoices Founder Amra Tareen
A Citizen Journalism Website With a Global Reach

More Journalists Are Creating Their Own Websites or Blogs
More and more citizen and professional journalists are starting their own websites or blogs, driven by the need not just to archive their work, but to create an online presence - a brand - for themselves.

Using Facebook to Find Sources and Promote Stories
Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites have gotten a reputation as places where users routinely post the most mundane details of their daily lives to their closest friends. But a growing number of journalists are using Facebook and similar sites to help them find sources for stories, then spread the word to readers once those stories are published online.

Finding Stories To Cover
Finding Newsworthy Stories To Write About

Journalists Find That Twitter Can Be An Effective Tool
A growing number of journalists are using Twitter as a reporting tool the same way an earlier generation of reporters used notebooks and cellphones. It's also an effective way to promote one's stories once they're published.

Some Cheap and Easy Ways to Establish Your Presence Online
Whether you're a professional reporter, citizen journalist or j-school student, it's more important than ever that you create an online presence for yourself, and the best way to do that is to start your own website or blog. Once you've done that, create a Facebook page and start Twittering. Here are some cheap and easy ways to do that.

A Citizen Journalist's Toolkit
The Tools of the Trade

Find The Local Angle
Start With a National News Story, Then Uncover The Local Impact

Step-by-Step: Putting News Headlines on Your Website or Blog
You can have continually updated news headlines on your website or blog.

Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Which Works Best In Most Situations?

The Basics of Blogs and the Blogosphere
An Interconnected World of Blogs and Bloggers

Can Bloggers Replace Professional Journalists?
Can Blogs Serve a Function Once Performed By Newspapers?

Finding Things to Blog About
Follow Your Interests - And Keep a Local Focus

Start Your Own Website
Create Your Own Website To Showcase Your Citizen Journalism

Shooting Digital Video
Use digital video as a citizen journalist

Uploading Your Video to the Web

Uploading Videos to YouTube

Other Video Sharing Web Sites

Video Blogging

How to Create Your Own Podcast
A Step-by-Step Tutorial

List Of Citizen Journalism Websites
Citizen journalism websites

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