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What are the basic rights of citizen journalists? What protections they can expect as granted by the First Amendment, and specifically what rights do they have regarding reusability and copyright? Tracy Record is the Editor and Co-publisher of the West Seattle Blog (WSB), the market-leading news source for West Seattle (pop. 85,000) one of Seattle’s biggest neighborhoods. http://westseattleblog.com/
Record says, “Nobody plays by the same rules.”
Why not? Recently, I sat down with Record for a one-on-one interview about the rights and responsibilities of citizen journalists. Record is considered by many to be a pioneer in new media. She’s a long-time TV journalist, having worked in abcnews.com and KOMO 4 TV and KCPQ newsrooms. The West Seattle Blog says it averages 1 million pageviews a month. Record was honored with the Society of Professional Journalists’ June A. Almquist Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism. WSB also received the 2012 “Government News Reporting of the Year” award from the Municipal League. For the third consecutive year WSB has been awarded KING 5′s “Best of Western Washington” and Seattle Magazine’s “Best of 2012″.
Yeager: Are there different rules governing new media? How does West Seattle Blog navigate through usage and copyright issues? Continue reading
This post was produced as part of the UW Comm Department’s undergraduate Entrepreneurial Journalism course.
By Alysa Hullett
While Americans are tapping away at their iPads, Ghanaians are listening to their “Talking Books.”
In many developing nations, poverty means illiteracy. Without the internet, electricity, or access to doctors, Cliff Schmidt realized many families are ignorant of the help they need from everything from growing potatoes to saving their lives.
So he founded Seattle-based nonprofit Literacy Bridge, aiming to combat global poverty and illiteracy through a simplistic audio computer. Press a button, and vital health and agriculture information plays in the targeted village’s native dialect.
Is Daniel Day Lewis THAT adaptable? You decide: