citizen journalism

rio de janeiro

The Rio Olympics' Unintended Legacy: Citizen Journalism

Groups like Papo Reto have made it easier for foreign journalists to highlight the many issues in Rio. The foreign coverage, in turn, gives the groups legitimacy in Brazilian media that they've never had before.
Aaron Gordon
1.24.17
Social Media

What Could Possibly Go Wrong with a Social Media Terrorist Manhunt?

Some unidentified person photoshopped a selfie of Canadian writer ​Veerender Jubbal to make him seem like a terrorist, and multiple news outlets fell for it. We spoke to a media expert about what this hoax means for privacy, safety, and the future of...
Steven Blum
11.17.15
short circuit

Facebook Is Letting Some People Livestream the News, But Probably Not You

Breaking news doesn't just happen near famous people.
Jordan Pearson
9.10.15
News

A US Marshal Smashed a Woman's Phone Because She Was Filming Him in Public

Video of the incident shows the officer approach the woman as she tells him she feels unsafe before ripping the phone from her hands.
Allie Conti
4.22.15
Internet

Citizen Journalists Are Banding Together to Fact-Check Online News

Eliot Higgins, aka UK blogger Brown Moses, is launching a new site to teach citizen journalists how to use open source tools in investigations.
Joseph Cox
7.14.14
Culture

There's an App to Make Sure Citizen Journalists Get Credit for Their Photos

Tagg.ly has created an easy way to store metadata on photos.
DJ Pangburn
5.3.14
News

The War-Ravaged Cats of Syria

A group of Syrians are documenting the country's bloody civil war on Facebook. One of their widely distributed works is of a wounded cat.
تجربة
11.25.13
News

The War-Ravaged Cats of Syria

A group of Syrians are documenting the country's bloody civil war on Facebook. This being the internet, one of their most widely distributed works involves a wounded cat.
Jared Malsin
11.15.13
Motherboard Blog

The Internet Will Never Not Love UFO Videos

Have fun with this one.
Michael Byrne
12.30.12