Citizen Journalism

Mainland charities must respect transparency, or suffer

Mainland charities must respect transparency, or suffer

The media spotlight again swung back to the mainland's transparency challenged charitable institutions last week after a citizen journalist exposed a multibillion yuan accounting gap at a government-backed children's foundation.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012, 3:35am

Five more Chongqing cadres in sex videos, says whistle-blower

Lei Zhengfu (left). Photo: SCMP Pictures

A whistle-blower whose release of a sex-video clip forced a district-level party boss in Chongqing to step down last week said there were more sex videos featuring at least five other senior Chongqing party cadres.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:59am

China needs free media, not just citizen journalists

Paramilitary policemen keep guard as a car drives through a traffic police station entrance burned by protesters in Luzhou.

A driver dies in the Sichuan city of Luzhou while police are trying to get him to move his truck, which they say is illegally parked. The body is noticed by passers-by and word quickly spreads that the 58-year-old man was beaten to death. A crowd gathers and its anger gets out of control.

21 Oct 2012 - 1:39am 2 comments

Participatory Journalism

Participatory Journalism by Jane B. Singer and others Wiley-Blackwell (e-book)

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Online 'citizen journalist' logs into social issues

Zhou Shuguang, a technician with basic internet skills, has become a public figure in mainland traditional media and among netizens for covering social unrest in the past few years. He tells how he became a well-known 'citizen journalist' by using just simple digital technology.

When and how did you learn your internet skills?

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Innovative journalist's daily Mobile Blog page puts readers' photographic perspectives in print

Huang Yuzhi, 31, is an editor of 'Mobile Blog', a new project at the Guangzhou-based New Express. It is the city's first reader-generated photo page in a daily newspaper. He talks about his job and the role editors play in the digital era.

What is Mobile Blog?

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

The news online

Instead of solely reading newspapers to get information, more and more people are visiting news portals online to keep abreast of the times. Below are some of the popular ones.



Reddit is a social news website filled with links to articles in online publications.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Citizen-journalists reshape the media

Traditional publications are trying to enlist readers into news gathering

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Citizen-journalists reshape the media

In South Korea, citizen journalists played a key role in the election of President Roh Moo-hyun. In London, they provided the only glimpses of the horrors of the dark, smoke-filled tunnels after the bomb attacks last year. And in Hong Kong, they produced inside accounts of the protests against the WTO conference in December.

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Citizen reporter

Kim Hye-won is a fairly typical South Korean housewife, spending much of her day tending to the needs of her husband and two sons. But in her spare time, she transforms herself into a self-professed 'news guerilla'. Ms Kim works for a South Korean internet news service, Ohmynews, which in five short years has shaken the foundations of the country's media scene.

8 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Dangerous minority

I THINK the conviction of the two policemen who beat Rodney King shows that the judiciary in the US is biased and it illustrates the fact that democracies are a total failure.

The system is not ruled by the so-called silent majority, but by a dangerous, violent and unlawful minority that scares people in its struggle for more power.

29 Apr 1993 - 12:00am