Participatory Media in the Best of the Web Directory

Participatory Media

  • Al Jazeera Transparency Unit (AJTU)

    Aims to mobilize their audience in the Arab world and further afield to submit stories, photos, and audio/video clips, for editorial review and possible broadcast.


    Citizen's journalism page intended for the locals of Maryland and Virginia. Contains local news, events, photos, and advertisement postings.


    News directory and online venue for sharing and discussing various current affairs subjects.

  • Broken Sidewalk

    Citizen journalism site covering the Louisville, Kentucky area.

  • BrooWaha

    Online newspaper that gives opportunities for US readers and writers to contribute their articles covering current events.

  • CNN iReport

    Citizen journalism initiative of the news network owned by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Accepts and presents unedited submissions of stories, photos, and videos of breaking news.

  • Coastsider

    Provides weekly publications and photo coverages of events in the region, for purposes of informative journalism and updates for the communities in the locality.

  • CrowdVoice

    A user-powered service that tracks voices of dissent and protest from around the world; a project of, a grassroots digital network using new media to support voices against oppression in the Middle East, North Africa, and globally.

  • European Institute for Participatory Media

    Non-profit organization furnishes background, definitions, research, services, network details, and news.

  • Global Voices

    Citizens' media resource site offering free and open-source tools that promote freedom of information and expression.

  • Ground Report

    Combines digital reporting, hierarchical journalism, and network of over 7,000 contributing reporters.

  • iBrattleboro

    Alternative site maintained by the people of Brattleboro, Vermont contains news updates on different local events and a communal forum.

  • Kuro5hin

    Provides news, updates, and information on technology and culture.

  • News Forum

    Member-posted news articles, columns, and commentary from major services and sources. Covers registration, posting, FAQs, rules, and latest posts.

  • Meri News

    News organization in India that allows the public users and media professionals to express thoughts and sentiments over issues concerning the country through online debate and discussions.

  • Muncie Free Press

    Grassroots journalism for the Delaware County of Indiana. Includes news, classifieds, opinion articles, and a media gallery.

  • The Ononeon

    Participatory aggregate that culls the internet for true but fake sounding stories.

  • Participatory Journalism

    Official website of the book "Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers." Presents a table of contents, reviews, and author information.

  • Pegasus News

    Compiles news of the DFW area, including community contributions. Explores news, events, dining, music, arts, and sports.

  • Sportingo

    Site featuring fan-generated sport news articles and opinions.

  • SpyderWeb

    Posts reader-contributed stories, news, and photos for voting and ranking.

  • Thoof

    Personalized breaking news. Includes ability to submit, publishing details, comments, and voting.

  • University Chic

    Online magazine by and for university women. Features campus social news, advice, tips, and study abroad insights.

  • Wikitribune

    Initiative from the founder of Wikipedia, which aims to bring together professional journalists and a volunteer community, to provide evidence-based news.

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