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.


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.


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


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.

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.

Ground Report

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


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


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.

Ohmy News International

Online newspaper promoting citizen or participatory journalism. Features articles written by freelance contributors.

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.


Site featuring fan-generated sport news articles and opinions.


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


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.


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

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

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