Citizen Journalism

Those damn citizen journalists in Centerville

The Dayton Daily news can barely figure out how to deliver an accessible online paper to my iPad- and even when they do, they don’t know a story when they see one. Of course, when they let City PR Folks write the stories for them, and still claim to be a newspaper, we have a Read More

Fracking Citizen Journalists

Yesterday my neighbor Larry told me I had to see “Gasland” – and I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t know about it. This is one of the major problems facing any activist- how do you get people to pay attention to your cause- or find your blog, or your video. It’s not as easy as Read More

Tools for citizen journalism

You already have a computer and an internet connection or you wouldn’t be reading this- or maybe, you have a cell phone with a browser? Either will do. A platform for writing and publishing? This site is powered by WordPress– which is one of the most powerful, easy to use Open Source Content Management Systems Read More

Why we’ll lose the Dayton Daily News, and what we’ll really be missing

Everyone who reads the Dayton Daily News, either in print or online, knows they’ve been making changes faster than a casino changes dealers when a table gets hot. No matter what they seem to do, the general consensus is it’s getting worse. Typically, things get worse before they get better- but, the problem with the Read More

How to become the new news media in Dayton

You can publish your ideas to www.daytonos.com if you don’t have a site of your own. Or you can send your news tips to me, and let me do it. But, what about video? You’ll have noticed that I’ve posted more video lately- and it’s all thanks to my new FlipHD camera. Right now, Amazon Read More