October 28th, 2013 | by EJC
Kenya's iHub recently released its research on crowdsourced information in the highly contested 2013 Kenya Presidential elections. Jared Ford explains what the report reveals about crowdsourcing methodologies and how journalists can adapt these findings to improve their newsgathering processes.
October 14th, 2013 | by EJC
In a nation with notoriously threadbare public emergency services, civilians have turned to social media for updates and dispatch services. Valerie Hamilton looks at how the Kenya Red Cross used social media to respond to the recent Westgate mall tragedy.
October 7th, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Facebook's new Graph Search feature.
October 4th, 2013 | by EJC
As mobile phones are personal and networked at the same time, SMS has become highly valued technology for advocates in the human rights and good governance fields. Campaigners seeking good examples of mobile participation can learn from the progress of UNICEF’s Ureport SMS platform which enables young Ugandans to submit opinions on community issues and work together to address public problems.
September 10th, 2013 | by EJC
Asia News Network (ANN) is an alliance of 23 Asian newspapers. This year's coordinators' meeting took place in Manila, Philippines and was hosted by the KAS Media Programme Asia in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) and the European Journalism Center (EJC). ANN-Representatives met at Ateneo de Manila University to discuss crowdsourcing in Asian journalism
August 2nd, 2013 | by EJC
While spam filters provide additional layers of security to websites, they can also be used to process all kinds of information. Perhaps most famously, for example, the reCAPTCHA spam filter was used to transcribe the New York Times’ entire paper-based archives.
July 15th, 2013 | by EJC
Personalisation is crucial when it comes to the use of social media . As Steve Buttry points out, journalists’ individual use can play an important role in finding sources, building trust through engaging with people, and increasing reach by sharing a newswire’s published contents
June 25th, 2013 | by EJC
How do you combat fear and confusion? By opposing it with hard facts. And if these hard facts are non-existent? They need to be actively sought. This is the logic that led to the creation of Safecast in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in March
May 21st, 2013 | by EJC
On 1-2 June 2013, the EJC and De Persgroep, a leading media company in the Flemish/Dutch media landscape, will organise a hackathon as part of the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Global events in Asse, Belgium. Take a look at what we are planning and join us there
May 13th, 2013 | by EJC
Lisa Dupuy, an aspiring journalist working on the Emergency Journalism initiative at the European Journalism Centre investigates the big debate on 'big data'