Case Studies on Investigative Journalism

A comprehensive article about investigative journalism including several case studies has been published by Mashable. The article is showing how journalists today are using social media and other means for research and to support citizens having problems. Interestingly the mentioned case studies mostly have collaborative approaches between journalists and citizens or supporters and do merge ...

Social Media Technologies in the Enterprise

„The Social Layer“ is a new report about social media technologies used in the enterprise brought by ReadWriteWeb. The report examines the possibilities of social media technologies and services already in use on the web for the purpose to be used within companies. Such technologies, which are described by a new layer across enterprise departments, ...

Study on User generated Content and the News Market

A perfect match to the topic Local Social Networking and News of the March Update is a new study published by PEW Internet. The study examined the user generated content segment especially in the reach of news and consumption of user generated news. Understanding the Participatory News Consumer Directory Sources: Document Sharing, Business Networking – ...

Webcam Streaming will be Part of HTML 2

The W3C will develop a html specification for webcams, which probably (probably because the specification is still in development and by this the features are, too) will enable things like to stream onto a website without the need of additional software. Furthermore this probably will not be limited to webcams or vice versa by an ...

Now User generated News go Realtime 5

The problems of the news industry ranging from problems offline with less sales to online problems with the need of new income streams are well known. Social media and especially Twitter have become new news destinations. Now HubPages, a site dedicated to user generated news, has started a new round in this game. As TechCrunch ...

YouTube starts new Citizen Journalism Interface

YouTube has announced a new citizen journalism interface called YouTube Direct. This interface enables the creation of a form to be integrated into websites to upload videos directly. Vice versa this interface enables to manage uploaded videos and to choose from this pool to integrate videos into websites. This announcement follows another citizen journalism activity ...

Will Hyperlocal News become a hot Topic? 1

The idea of local communities and hyperlocal news are around for a while already. Local activities may happen on an area level or even within buildings and facilities (s.a. LifeAT). The latter comes close to intranets and home automation and is useful for information and reduces costs for the distribution of news. Local news become ...