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.

  • Backfence.com

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

  • BMark.it

    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.

  • Citizens' Eye

    A platform for citizen journalists; includes links to local chapters around the world, with their news, photographs, and videos.

  • 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 MideastYouth.com, a grassroots digital network using new media to support voices against oppression in the Middle East, North Africa, and globally.

  • The Daily Acts

    Citizen journalism newspaper that features user-submitted news content.

  • European Institute for Participatory Media

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

  • France 24 - The Observers

    A collaborative website and TV programme on France 24 that covers international current affairs by using eyewitness accounts from "Observers".

  • Global Voices

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

  • 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.

  • Lucianne.com 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.

  • 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.

  • YourHub.com

    Online community for sharing stories, photos, and blogs. Also facilitates community information searches.

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