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Twitter, news, Iran, citizen journalism and how journalists fit in the news process, all in three posts that reflect the new news logic.

Twitter, notícias, Irão, jornalismo do cidadão e como os jornalistas se encaixam no processo informativo, em três posts que reflectem a nova lógica noticiosa.

Twitter is the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter if you have 100 followers or 10,000, you can break news. That’s because all tweets are recorded and indexed at If someone types the right keyword(s), they can find your tweet.

Breaking Tweets prides itself on giving many different types of Twitterers credit for breaking news, whether it be someone in Honduras with a dozen followers recording the first “earthquake” tweet or a news organization providing the first details of a major story.

But how do you know a tweet’s legitimate?

In the absence of an abundance of professional reporters, amateurs have stepped up. One of the most watched and discussed videos to come out of the tragedy, and one which is emblamatic of the role of citizen journalism in reporting from Iran, is that of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, a young Iranian woman who was walking near the scene of clashes between pro-government militias and demonstrators when she was shot. The video has prompted international outcry and the girl’s death has since come to represent the tragedy of the conflict, a “symbol of the anti-government movement,” according to the New York Times. It was taken, not by a reporter with a camera, but by a bystander on a mobile phone, and posted on Facebook and YouTube after the man sent the 40-second clip to a friend who then forwarded to friends and news sites in Europe and the US.

At a discussion on Twitter’s impact on media and journalism, Colgan claimed that journalism has “never been healthier” with Twitter a powerful reporting tool. “It enables you to gather and distribute information very quickly and make it common property of the nation and the world,” he said.

He added, that by allowing journalists to express themselves personally and professionally on Twitter, can “humanise” the writer and make them more accountable. He said:  ”As professionals, our job is to try and be objective. It makes journalists accountable. You’re not just doing your job in public you’re doing a whole lot of other things in public. I think it’s a positive thing for journalism.”

But he stressed that tips sourced from Twitter still need to be checked as it is a new form of source. “The dynamic has changed to how people report on the web whether it be by Tweet or longer blog post or by aggregating a whole lot of opinion. When it comes to reporting on the web, verifying information still remains paramount,” Colgan said.

See how neatly we are directed right back to the top? Other thing: back in the presentation i gave at a convention in Guimarães, i said that journalists are becoming news traffic controllers, and media outlets are becoming more and more aggregators than generators of information, being one of the final steps of the news cycle. Now and then i don’t feel so lonely in the world.

Viram a maneira catita como somos reenviados para o início? Outra coisa: na apresentação que fiz na convenção em Guimarães, disse que os jornalistas tornaram-se controladores de tráfego informativo, e que as empresas de media são cada vez mais agregadores do que geradores de informação, sendo uma das etapas finais do ciclo de informação. De vez em quando não me sinto assim tão sozinho.

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Visto daqui | As seen from here

A França tem atravessado nos últimos anos algumas situações de conturbação social. Pelo meio, têm sido várias as entidades que ficaram mal vistas perante o público, especialmente entre as populações dos bairros mais pobres. Os jornalistas também sofreram contestação por causa da forma como fizeram a cobertura dos distúrbios ocorridos em várias partes do país.

Jérôme Bouvier, presidente da associação Jornalismo e Cidadania, decidiu criar um site que permita restabelecer a confiança entre os habitantes desses bairros e os meios de comunicação, já que a realidade dos banlieues está completamente afastada dos olhares da maioria dos profissionais dos media.

ideia é mostrar o mundo nesses – e a partir desses – bairros.

France has been going through some social turmoil in the last few years. Meanwile, some entities were poorly considered in the eyes of the public, specially among the poorer neighborhoods population. Journalists too suffered the disproof over the way they covered the riots occured in several parts of the country.

Jérôme Bouvier, president of the Journalism and Citizenship association, decided to create a website that allows the reinstatement between the inhabitants of those neighbourhoods and the media, since the reality of the banliueues is far away from the sight of most journalism professionals.

The idea is to show the world in – and from- such neighbourhoods.

C’est l’expérimentation d’une nouvelle forme de journalisme participatif, qui associe les habitants des quartiers à des journalistes volontaires. C’est aussi un exercice de démocratie locale inédit, dans la perspective des élections municipales de mars 2008. Deux objectifs : – permettre aux habitants de dire leur quotidien, leurs espoirs, leurs engagements, – proposer une information de qualité inscrite dans une démarche journalistique d’enquête et de vérification. Une occasion unique, aussi, de changer de regard sur les quartiers.

France: new site brings journalists and unprivileged citizens together


Eu, Jornalista Cidadã | I, Journalist Citizen

“It’s not you, the journalist, it’s the institution,” Ms. CJ tells Mr. MSM. “You’re not telling the whole story. . . . You’ve lost your credibility.”

“Citizen journalism is bringing folks, young and old, into the public square, giving voice to those who, in the pre-Internet era, may have felt voiceless.”

“We, the citizen journalists, are figuring it out. You mainstream media folks are figuring it out. But whatever it is, there’s no going back. We’re here. Get used to it.”



Jose Antonio Vargas, jornalista do Washington Post, entrevistou Faye Anderson, cidadã jornalista. Em causa, a credibilidade, importância e repercussões do jornalismo do cidadão. A ler também a resposta dada por Billy Dennis a uma opinião de um crítico à possibilidade de todos podermos ser editores.


Storming the News Gatekeepers

I, Citizen Journalist

Blogging: We have met Big Brother, and it is us

Washington Post‘s journalist Jose Antonio Vargas interviewed Faye Anderson, citizen journalist, about the credibility, importance, and effects of citizen journalism. Read also the answer given by Billy Dennis to a critic’s opinion of the idea of anyone could be an editor.


Storming the News Gatekeepers

I, Citizen Journalist

Blogging: We have met Big Brother, and it is us

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