Lists resources for Citizen Journalism - also known as participatory journalism - and provides background on how private citizens can playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information.

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Press agency for citizen reporters to sell photographs and videos worldwide. Also offers buyers guide for digital cameras and camcorders. Partly owned by Agence France presse. [In English and French].
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers
Nonprofit group working to protect digital rights. Offers information about legal issues related to intellectual property (copyrights), privacy, access to public records, defamation (libel), election and labor law, and obscenity issues.
Flickr: CNNExchange
Share photos of breaking news. Best are selected to be highlighted at in its "I-Reports" section.
Flickr: Photojournalism 2.0
Group sharing and discussing citizen and collaborative photojournalism assignments.
I-Report Toolkit: Trade Secrets
Tips on how to take great photos, videos, and audio when reporting. Also available as PDF.
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism
Active organization promoting the development, study and training of participatory journalists.
The Largemouth Citizen Journalism Manual
Documents five steps to becoming a citizen journalist. Compiled by a group of professional journalists who volunteer time to teach anyone the skills to produce accurate, compelling news reports.
Online Journalism Review
Covers issues about online news worldwide. Resource for news industry leaders, publishers, editors, bloggers, educators and anyone watching trends in news-gathering.
The Pew Center For Civic Journalism
An incubator to help stimulate citizen involvement in community issues. Guidelines for funding, lists projects, research, plus entry details for the Batten Award for Civic Journalism.
Collaborative directory of people, organizations and issues shaping the public agenda. Catalogs PR firms, activist groups and government agencies, along with the criticisms that are made of these groups from different perspectives.
Wikinews: Original reporting
Offers guidelines for reporters. Covers sourcing, disclosure of potential conflicts, and preparing for interviews.
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November 20, 2015 at 2:45:04 UTC
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