Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MediaWatch 14 October 08

Video Volunteers is an organization of media producers from the villages and slums in India, creating content that is relevant to themselves and screening it inside the communities, reaching thousands of people a month with news and events that affect them and call them into action. Channel 19 is the online video channel where this media, created by and for the communities is showcased for the rest of the population. See also: Video Volunteers » Blog and Video Volunteers Knight News Challenge.

Fellowship applications are now being accepted for the Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop - January 11-16, 2009 and March 22-27, 2009 - details at the Center For Citizen Media blog...

Latin America: Reporting On, Twitter for journalists gets popular - Global Voices' Jorge Gobbi · blogging here· Reporting On, a new micro-blogging tool is getting quite popular among Latin American journalists who are using this tool to let others know what they are writing about.

Jessica McBride from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, gave a presentation on Using “blog talk radio” in the classroom at the Convergence and Society:The Participatory Web conference at the University of South Carolina.

With ever-increasing amount of news and information appearing on the Internet every hour of the day, the question of how to parse and interpret this data is becoming more and more critical. One Japanese engineer and blogger has proposed two new services, HatenarMaps and Newsgraphy, as ways to overcome this problem through data visualization.

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