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New Social Media Tools Empower Citizen Journalism

Washington (AFP) – It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before. 374 more words


Black Gold

I was in my 9th grade geometry class at Providence Grove High School. ‘Twas November 5, 2008. Barack Obama was our first Black president. And this girl in front of me–someone whom I once called a friend and who knows who she is–sat in front of me and said, knowing I could hear her, “A black man can’t run our country.” 665 more words

Chatting about love and work amidst dirty laundry.

Guided by our creative mindset, without a detailed map of all the possible laundromats that we can visit in our hometown, Antwerp, me and a… 1,337 more words


Renungan Ramadhan: Your Time is Your Life

Pontianak – akhirnya…., akhirnya sempat juga nulis lagi diblog katamahdi.com (semoga bisa pindah “rumah” segera, aamiin). kali ini mau nulis nasehat buat diri yang hina ini. 489 more words


Guardian Project: Real Civilian Grade Obfuscation

I have commented on obfuscation and related approaches to hiding on the Internet. (See Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum (2015) for a discussion of the various kinds of “concealment” one might seek [1].) And, of course, a big part of the point of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is the pseudonomity (sp?) offered by the protocol (“it’s just like gold”). 310 more words

Science And Technology

Is Journalism Education Becoming Obsolete due to Citizen Journalism?

It seems as though anyone can pick up a video camera, a microphone and start a blog today and call themselves a journalist. What does this mean for journalism education? 884 more words

Writing (all Kinds)

Flatpack Democracy's DIY independence

Frome ex-mayor Peter Macfadyen (not the current mayor, as incorrectly stated in the interview) talks in this audio interview of how a group of ordinary people in southwest England took control of their local government by standing as non-party, independent candidates. 33 more words