Google Glass: Filming Your Next Arrest Documentary

Is this proof that Google Glass will “change citizen journalism forever?” Or is it just another example of how Google Glass and other wearable tech is about to make it impossible to do anything without the constant, watchful eye of…

Gotye Dead? Nah, Just A Victim Of “Citizen Journalism”

You can’t believe everything you see on the interwebs. That goes double for anything you see on a breaking news site that allows average Joes to post stories without the intervening hand of….well, anyone. So, despite what you may have…

Sarah Palin Talks about the Birth of Citizen Journalism Started by Matt Drudge

In Oscar Wilde’s A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, his collection of smirk-inducing aphorisms published in 1894, the erudite wordsmith wrote, “In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays…

Tech Advances Could Result In More Open Government

Could technology give us a more open and more secure government? There is an increasing need for stronger accountability of government and thus greater demands on transparency of the diplomatic and national security apparatus. However, despite the advent of WikiLeaks,…

Whitney Houston Death Broken By Citizen Twitter Journalists 42 Minutes Before AP

We all know that information travels fast on Twitter. And with the emphasis put on Twitter recently (due in large part to the Arab Spring protests) as the new conduit for real-time news, many argue that the social network is…

Costa Concordia: The View From Social Media

As you may know, the Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship, capsized on Friday off Isola del Giglio. Since then, the incident has been blowing up social media, with people sharing photos, videos, and of course their thoughts. On Google+,…

YouTube Teams Up with ABC Station to Offer Local News from Citizens

Last month, reports came out that YouTube had a "top secret news experiment" in the works, which would involve citizen journalism and "going local in San Francisco." This was played down as simply a version of YouTube Direct.

Watch: YouTube Users Capture Lakers Fan Riot Footage

YouTube’s CitizenTube, the citizen reporting site that will power YouTube’s news feed, has posted some videos of riot footage from after the Lakers won the NBA championship. 

Footage includes fire and explosions. Insanity:

YouTube Begins Testing News Feed Feature

YouTube announced today that it is testing a new feature called the YouTube News Feed, which it is working on with the University of California at Berkley’s Graduate School of Journalism. The feature would track news as it breaks on YouTube.

CNN Reportedly Sues Man Who Gives Himself iReporter Credential

CNN is reportedly suing a man who claims to be one of its iReporters. If you’re unfamiliar with iReport, it’s CNN’s citizen journalism site. This is a destination where regular people can submit news stories, and if CNN deems them worthy, they may pick them up for mainstream coverage. One such person has been going around giving himself titles like iReporter for CNN, and the news organization evidently doesn’t like that.