Are you tired of the Murdoch, News of the World Stories? Are you one of those folks that says that the media just isn’t covering the news that needs to be told – the stories from people who have no voice, no fancy equipment of their own, no outlet – but a lot of hope?
Well, here’s citizen journalism at its best. If you haven’t heard this concept before, it’s simple: take some inexpensive equipment, train folks to use it, and let them report on their own communities. Check out this project from some CUNY Graduate School students and multi-media journalists.
They’re helping Guatemalan citizens, emerging from a history of strife, to report on their own elections this year. They’re looking for a little funding – so if you can spare something, or if you can spare some time, head to their website to learn more. You an even donate just by clicking on ads! (so strange, but it works!):