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Notes from the classroom and observations about professional practices for sharing the news on digital platforms.

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By: Digital Utopia » Participatory journalism, meet the reluctant newsroom

Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:50:12 +0000

[...] of participatory journalism in mainstream news sites we tend to take the exception for the rule. Burma’s coverage by the BBC, the Minnesota bridge collapse i-Reports at CNN and beyond… They are singular [...]

By: Katie

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 18:06:59 +0000

I thought this article on citizen journalism in Burma was interesting considering the restrictions placed on journalists in that region and our current pursuit in J-Toolkit to keep professional blogs.

By: Mindy

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:05:18 +0000

I agree: "A real jewel of the schedule." I am very grateful that I can listen to these programs individually, without needing to subscribe or download them! They are so interesting -- and they help bridge the gap in international reporting that we suffer under here in the United States.

By: Mike Wendling

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 09:51:34 +0000

Hi Mindy and readers - The BBC report you refer to above is from the Radio 4 series 'From Our Own Correspondent'. The format is simple: first person accounts from BBC reporters around the world, narrated entirely by the report his/herself (ie without sound clips or other actuality). It is one of BBC Radio's longest running programmes and a real jewel of the schedule (and yes, in the interests of full disclosure, it is produced by the BBC Current Affairs department, which is where I work). The website is: