OhmyNews, the South Korean-led citizen journalism venture, is appealing to contributors and readers for money, according to an open letter from its publisher Oh Yeon-ho (via MediaGuardian.co.uk)
via OhmyNews calls on readers for funding – a contributor reacts | Journalism.co.uk Editors’ Blog. Times are hard everywhere. Lee Myung-bak is no fan of Ohmynews, which supported the late Roh Moo-hyun. Where Ohmynews was once one of a kind, it now faces competition. I’m not sure the citizen brigade will be enough to keep it solvent.
And it’s a very simple post that any journalist can do. It doesn’t take much time, can drive serious traffic and provides additional content and insight for readers. With sites/tools like Publish2, link journalism has become incredibly easy. Most journalists and bloggers eventually call it a day (except, it seems, for a few tech bloggers). But people don’t stop consuming content just because content producers have gone home for the day.
ProPublica | Eye on the Bailout. From pro to am, journalist to citizen journalist, here is a resource from the nonprofit ProPublica that puts transparency into the bailout process. From a widget that lets you see if your bank is getting money, to a timeline showing how got where we are now, to a searchable database of recipients of the aid. There is more. Head over, bookmark the site, and get busy checking to see if yours
Jill Miller Zimon’s citizen journalism — which includes monitoring Rush Limbaugh’s recent outreach to female detractors–has spurred her to run for a city council seat in Pepper Pike, Ohio. “Any resident can help make our city better,” she says. via Citizen Blogging Boosts Zimon into Local Politics.