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Newsmotion - A Journalism Project (Archive)

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Published on Dec 13, 2011

Newsmotion is an innovative platform for civic media, public art, and original documentary reportage. We are harnessing the power of independent voices, technology, and collaborative storytelling to help the critical issues of our time engage new audiences and find new solutions.

Newsmotion is raising funds for this project through Kickstarter. In order to receive contributions, the project must be funded in ful by 12/29/2011. To help, see http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8...

Recent events—including the uprisings in the Middle East and the Occupy movement—have shown that individuals and communities with access to technology are able to get their voices heard. A collective vision for the future of civic media is already being realized in revolutionary ways—Newsmotion is our contribution to this movement.

Newsmotion's real-time interface streams and sorts news in three categories: Official (governments and international institutions), Unofficial (independent media organizations), Citizen (individual bloggers and journalists)

Rooted in an ethos of collaboration and transparency, we aim to do the following:

Provide open source technology tools that ensure reliability, accuracy, and ease in accessing important information and compelling stories. Newsmotion's 'Originator' tool authenticates sources and delineates them by category (Official, Unofficial, Citizen) in multiple languages, and in real time. 'Reticulator' is a tool designed to network and reward citizens for accurate and effective reporting and storytelling.

Create and distribute innovative, original content on under-reported topics and themes that will be made available online and at curated public events, and festivals.

Facilitate media training and production from under-represented communities, including at-risk youth, low-wage workers, immigrants, and others.

Support media literacy and democratic media policy, ensuring a free and open global communication network.

Bio: We are a diverse group of journalists, artists, technologists, teachers, scientists, and citizens building a new framework for transparent and nuanced news reporting, distribution, and consumption. You can learn more about members of our team at http://www.newsmotion.org/about

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