"We are the new media. We make our own rules," said Mr Moeller, who explained that Wikinews also publishes an audio version and is experimenting with other distribution formats.
• If you haven't seen this already - Steve Outing's excellent 11-point guide to citizen journalism on Poynter. How to overcome healthy scepticism, integrate professional and amateur journalists and use multimedia material from the public.
• Another citizen journalism site starting up in the US. iTalkNews.com publishes only selected and edited contributions, which means it may have less content than totally open sites. It says that means quality is higher and any defamation problems are ironed out.
• OhmyNews is officially cool - one of only a few non-US sites to be named in Time's list of the 50 coolest websites of 2005.
"OhmyNews is influencing other efforts around the globe. It is cool because it is changing the way journalism is done. Changing how people think about media, approach media, and interact with the media," writes an overjoyed Bernard Moon on OhmyNews.com.
"It's only a matter of time before citizen journalism establishes itself firmly in other nations. Wouldn't it be cool if a US media company were to incorporate a citizen journalism system into one of its properties? If 40,000 citizen journalists were to contribute half of the New York Times' online content?"
It probably is only a matter of time, but I won't hold my breath.
Finally, stuff not related to citizen journalism
• Closer look at the pros and cons of contextual advertising on OJR.
• Yahoo! recently launched a search tool for subscription services. Users can search up to seven paid sites including FT.com, the Wall Street Journal and Forrester Research. The Search Subscriptions service is still in beta and users will need to be subscribed to the relevant sites to use the tool, although a pay-per-view option is being explored.
• A third of UK business-to-business publishers are generating more than 30 per cent of their revenue through their website, according to research carried out by Sift. That's a significant finding, given the common concerns about generating revenue online. Response from publishers showed that only 16 per cent felt that online would replace print titles; 84 per cent of those surveyed said that print and online would become more integrated as both platforms become equally important.
• The European Journalism Centre has launched an English-language news site covering developments in the Dutch media industry.
• More research into readers' responses to ads. Researchers at the Missouri School of Journalism looked at the impact of ads in email newsletters. Advertisers at the beginning of the newsletter have more impact, but are easily forgotten, whereas ads in the middle of news stories are remembered more easily but would be regarded as less credible by readers.
• Interesting project flagged up by Dan Gillmor. Are you too click happy?
• Right, that's it for today. Apart from this. If you're fed up with incessant internet banter and really need a break, spend a few delightful minutes on thebestpageintheuniverse.net while the author vents his spleen defining all things web.
Blogger:Term used to describe anyone with enough time or narcissism to document every tedious bit of minutia filling their uneventful lives. Possibly the most annoying thing about bloggers is the sense of self-importance they get after even the most modest publicity. Sometimes it takes as little as a referral on a more popular blogger's website to send the lesser blogger's ego into orbit.
Then God forbid a blogger gets mentioned on CNN. If you thought it was impossible for a certain blogger to get more pious than he was, wait until you see the shit storm of self-righteous save-the-world bullshit after a network plug. Suddenly the boring, mild-mannered blogger you once knew will turn into Mother Theresa, and will single handedly take it upon himself to end world hunger with his stupid links to band websites and other smug blogger dipshits.
Well quite. Maybe he's missing a link...
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