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Journalism is the work and distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas, and people that are the "news of the day", which is suppose to help inform society, but sadly this is not always the case.
Media Literacy - News Outlets

Journalism Hero's - Films about Journalism - Citizen Journalism - Editing Help - Journalism Education

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Journalists Freedom of the Press is the Freedom of Communication and expression through mediums including various electronic media and published materials. While such freedom mostly implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state, its preservation may be sought through constitutional or other legal protections.

Human Rights - Freedom of Information - Education Rights

"Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist." ~ Andrew Vachss

"Journalism can never be silent, that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, and the claims of triumph, and the signs of horror are still in the air."

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." ~ Thomas Jefferson (wiki)

Journalism Ethics and Standards are principles of truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability and good practice as these apply to the acquisition of newsworthy information and its subsequent dissemination to the public. Journalism ethics include the principle of "limitation of harm". This often involves the withholding of certain details from reports such as the names of minor children, crime victims' names or information not materially related to particular news reports release of which might, for example, harm someone's reputation. There is also a concern with discriminatory references in news based on race, religion, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disabilities. Poynter Institute (wiki).

Journalistic Objectivity is a significant principle of journalistic professionalism. Journalistic objectivity can refer to fairness, disinterestedness, factuality, and nonpartisanship, but most often encompasses all of these qualities.

Journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information. A journalist's work is called journalism. A journalist can work with general issues or specialize in certain issues. However, most journalists tend to specialize, and by cooperating with other journalists, produce journals that span many topics.

Witness is an international organization that trains and supports people using video in their fight for Human Rights.

Global Witness exposes the hidden links between demand for natural resources, corruption, armed conflict and environmental destruction.

Watch Dogs are guardians or defenders against theft or illegal practices or waste.

Women Reporter Report is a written document describing the findings of some individual or group. The act of informing by verbal report. A short account of the news. Announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding. To give an account or representation of in words. Minus the Propaganda

Reporter is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information.

Correspondent is usually a journalist or commentator for magazines, or more speaking, an agent who contributes reports to a newspaper, or radio or television news, or another type of company, from a remote, often distant, location. Correspondent also means someone who communicates by means of a written message or letter that is addressed to a person or organization.

News Anchor is a person who presents news during a news program on television, on the radio or on the Internet.

News is Information about recent and important events. Informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone. News - the way it should be

Muckraker was used in the Progressive Era to characterize reform-minded American journalists who wrote largely for all popular magazines. The modern term is investigative journalism, and investigative journalists today are often informally called "muckrakers." They relied on their own reporting and often worked to expose social ills and corporate and political corruption.

Henry Anatole Grunwald (December 3, 1922 – February 26, 2005) was an Austrian-born journalist and diplomat perhaps best known for his position as managing editor of TIME magazine and editor in chief of Time, Inc. In 2001, he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class.

Journalism Hero's - Activism

Causative is a valency-increasing operation that indicates that a subject causes someone or something else to do or be something, or causes a change in state of a non-volitional event. Prototypically, it brings in a new argument (the causer), A, into a transitive clause, with the original S becoming the O.


Journalism Types - Investigations

Investigative Journalism is a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing.

Connect the Dots - Mind Maps - Mathematical Structure - Group Theory (categorizing)

Investigate is to conduct an Inquiry or investigation of. A systematic investigation of a matter of public interest. A Search for knowledge. A careful Examination.

Investigation Pin and String Connection Board The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Investigative Reporting
Investigated Reporters
Global Investigative Journalism Network

Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting

Private Investigator is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services. (private eye, private detective, inquiry agent). Opposition Research.

Criminal Investigation is an applied science that involves the study of facts, used to identify, locate and prove the guilt of an accused criminal. A complete criminal investigation can include searching, interviews, interrogations, evidence collection and preservation and various methods of investigation. Modern-day criminal investigations commonly employ many modern scientific techniques known collectively as forensic science. Criminal investigation is an ancient science that may have roots as far back as c. 1700 BCE in the writings of the Code of Hammurabi. In the code it is suggested that both the accuser and accused had the right to present evidence they collected. In the modern era criminal investigations are most often done by government police forces. Private investigators are also commonly hired to complete or assist in criminal investigations. Doxing.

Principal Investigator is the holder of an independent grant administered by a university and the lead researcher for the grant project, usually in the sciences, such as a laboratory study or a clinical trial. The phrase is also often used as a synonym for "head of the laboratory" or "research group leader." While the expression is common in the sciences, it is used widely for the person or persons who make final decisions and supervise funding and expenditures on a given research project.

Detective is an investigator, usually a member of a law enforcement agency. Some are private persons, and may be known as private investigators or "private eyes".

Informant - Source

Surveillance Programs By the U.S. Government

Marine National Facility Investigator News Embargo is a request by a source that the information or news provided by that source not be published until a certain date or certain conditions have been met.
Ocean Protectors.

Journalism Sourcing is a person, publication, or other record or document that gives timely information.

Pseudonym or Alias, is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their original or true name.

Questioning - Research - The Five W's

Data-Driven Journalism is a process based on analyzing and filtering large data sets for the purpose of creating a news story.

Evidence-Based Journalism (wikitribune)

Evidence (scientific research)

Gonzo Journalism is a style of journalism that is written without claims of objectivity, often including the reporter as part of the story via a first-person narrative.

The Bureau Investigates

Interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given. - PDF



Visual Journalism is the practice of strategically combining words and images to convey information. Visual Journalist

Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that employs images in order to tell a news story. Drones.

Candid Photography is a photograph captured without creating a posed appearance. This is achieved in many ways, for example: when the subject is in motion, by avoiding prior preparation of the subject, by surprising the subject, by not distracting the subject during the process of taking photos. Thus, the candid character of a photo is unrelated to the subject's knowledge about or consent to the fact that photos are being taken, and unrelated to the subject's permission for further usage and distribution. The crucial factor is the actual absence of posing. However, if the subject is absolutely unaware of being photographed and does not even expect it, then such photography is secret photography, which is a special case of candid photography. People Watching.

Crowd Funded Visual Journalism

Citizen Journalism

Find a Photographer
American Society of Media Photographers
Missouri Photo Journalism
Photography Knowledge and Lessons
Photography Services

Press Photographers Association

Professional Photographers association

Photographing Police - Legal Help

Documentary Photography usually refers to a popular form of photography used to chronicle events or environments both significant and relevant to history and historical events as well as everyday life. It is typically covered in professional photojournalism, or real life reportage, but it may also be an amateur, artistic, or academic pursuit.

Environmental Journalism is the collection, verification, production, distribution and exhibition of information regarding current events, trends, issues and people that are associated with the non-human world with which humans necessarily interact.
Environmental Journalists Killed

Backpack Journalist is an emerging form of journalism that requires a journalist to be a reporter, photographer, and videographer, as well as an editor and producer of stories.

Knowledge Based Reporting
Fairness & Accuracy Reporting
What is the News supposed to be?
Social Documentary

Film Schools

Media Literacy

Freedom of Speech

First Amendment - Freedom of Speech

Freedom of the Press is the freedom of communication and expression through mediums including various electronic media and published materials. While such freedom mostly implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state, its preservation may be sought through constitutional or other legal protections.

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Fiefdom of Speech (youtube)
Trevor Timm, How free is our freedom of the press? (video Interactive text)

Article 19 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 19

Principles of a Free Society

Free Speech Zone are areas set aside in public places for the purpose of political protesting. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law... abridging... the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The existence of free speech zones is based on U.S. court decisions stipulating that the government may regulate the time, place, and manner—but not content—of expression.

Free Speech TV - Freedom Forum

Freedom of Information Act is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute.

State Freedom of Information Laws
Information Laws by Country (wiki)
Information Protection

Gag Order - Suppression

Injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that compels a party to do or refrain from specific acts. A party that fails to comply with an injunction faces criminal or civil penalties, including possible monetary sanctions and even imprisonment. They can also be charged with contempt of court. Counterinjunctions are injunctions that stop or reverse the enforcement of another injunction.

Temporary Restraining Orders is a short-term civil order issued by a judge or magistrate in state or federal court. The order forbids a person from engaging in some threatened action against someone else (typically having contact with someone else).


Source is a person, publication, or other record or document that gives timely information. Outside journalism, sources are sometimes known as "news sources". Examples of sources include official records, publications or broadcasts, officials in government or business, organizations or corporations, witnesses of crime, accidents or other events, and people involved with or affected by a news event or issue. Whistle Blower.

Reliable Sources (discusses the reliability of various types of sources) - Verifiability - Citations (plagiarism)

Informant is a person who provides privileged information about a person or organization to an agency.

Reference is a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage. A book to which you can refer for authoritative facts. The act of referring or consulting. The relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to. The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to. Reference can also mean a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability. Investigations - De-Anonymization.

Reporter's Privilege is a "reporter's protection under constitutional or statutory law, from being compelled to testify about confidential information or sources." Attorney–Client Privilege - Disclosure Agreements.

Protection of Sources is a right accorded to journalists under the laws of many countries, as well as under international law. It prohibits authorities, including the courts, from compelling a journalist to reveal the identity of an anonymous source for a story. The right is based on a recognition that without a strong guarantee of anonymity, many would be deterred from coming forward and sharing information of public interests with journalists. As a result, problems such as corruption or crime might go undetected and unchallenged, to the ultimate detriment of society as a whole. In spite of any such legal protections, the pervasive use of traceable electronic communications by journalists and their sources provides governments with a tool to determine the origin of information. In the United States, the federal government legally contends that no such protection exists for journalists. Sometimes also referred to as the confidentiality of sources or in the U.S. as the reporter's privilege. Expert?

Shield Laws is legislation designed to protect reporters' privilege. This privilege involves the right of news reporters to refuse to testify as to information and/or sources of information obtained during the news gathering and dissemination process. Currently the U.S. federal government has not enacted any national shield laws, but most of the 50 states do have shield laws or other protections for reporters in place.

Back Channel is a secondary or covert route for the passage of information. Back channel can also mean a sound or gesture made to give continuity to a conversation by a person who is listening to another. Backchannel is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside the primary group activity or live spoken remarks.

Independent News Resources

American Civil Liberties
Reporters Committee
Media Law Resource

Professional Journalists

Government Agencies

Journalism Hero's

Violence Against Journalists Reached 'Unprecedented Levels' In 2018. In the first 11 months of the year, 348 journalists were detained and 60 were held hostage, the organization found. Eighty were killed.

George Seldes was an American investigative journalist, foreign correspondent, editor, author, and media critic best known for the publication of the newsletter In Fact from 1940 to 1950. He was an investigative reporter-- what the early 20th century called a muckraker. Like them he used his journalism to fight injustice and justify reform. But the public mood had changed, and the demand for muckraking was much weaker on the part of the readership. His career, according to historian Helen Fordham, demonstrates that those who crusaded too vehemently crossed a line and seemed to violate new standards of impartiality and objectivity. His work was often criticized as too radical. (November 16, 1890 – July 2, 1995).

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996) (youtube, 1:51mins.)

Lords of the Press Hardcover – 1938 (amazon)

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Whistle Blowing

Protect Journalists - 67 journalists killed worldwide in 2012.

For the second year in a row, a record number of journalists were imprisoned worldwide in 2017, and more than half of those jailed for their work are behind bars in Turkey, China, and Egypt.

Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalists killed in 10 years Info-Graph (image)

International Center for Journalists

Wiki Leaks

Bloggers Killed 2015

Environmental Hero's being Murdered - Journalism Activists - Ignorant criminals are murdering people who are trying to protect the land, air and water, as well as, protecting human rights and freedoms, from destructive industries.

Public Integrity investigative journalism on issues of public concern.

Global Integrity - Ocean Protectors

International Consortium
Global Issues

Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders based upon the organisation's own assessment of the countries' press freedom records in the previous year. It intends to reflect the degree of freedom that journalists, news organisations, and netizens have in each country, and the efforts made by authorities to respect this freedom. Reporters Without Borders is careful to note that the index only deals with press freedom and does not measure the quality of journalism nor does it look at human rights violations in general.

Reporters Without Borders is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press. The organization, with a head office in Paris, France, has consultant status at the United Nations. Reporters Without Borders has two primary spheres of activity: one is focused on Internet censorship and the new media, and the other on providing material, financial and psychological assistance to journalists assigned to dangerous areas. Its missions are to: continuously monitor attacks on freedom of information worldwide; denounce any such attacks in the media; act in cooperation with governments to fight censorship and laws aimed at restricting freedom of information; morally and financially assist persecuted journalists, as well as their families; and offer material assistance to war correspondents in order to enhance their safety. Reporters without Borders

Whistle Blowers (if you see something, say something)

Coalition against Censorship - Censorship

Society of News Editors
Journalism News
Journalism All Top
Power Reporting
Secrecy News
Greg Palast
Robert Niles
Bryan Christy
The Well
Radio TV Digital News

Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj White House Correspondents' Dinner full monologue (youtube, Published on April 29th, 2017). This comedian is absolutely brilliant. Not only were the satirical jokes funny, but the looks on the faces in the crowd were incredibly funny, almost as funny as the jokes, almost. It's funny because it's true. The White House Press Corps are as pathetic as the administration they claim to investigate in order to keep the public informed. Yes it is extremely difficult to report on our government that considers lying a form of communication, but still that is not an excuse to become accessories to the crimes being committed by our government. When people have to get the truth from satirical comedy, we are all in serious  trouble. It's funny, but at the same time, it's so pathetic. I understand that some people don't have a sense of humor, but most don't see how pathetic they really are. Afraid to laugh, afraid to admit your flaws, or just plain arrogant or ignorant. This is a sad reminder that free speech is useless if you never say anything relevant or important. Free speech is useless if ignorant people control the media and the dialog. Censorship is as poisonous as Propaganda.

"WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING" — A Bad Lip Reading (youtube) - How White House press briefings sound in Sarah Huckabee Sanders' head.

White House Press Corps is the group of journalists, correspondents, or members of the media usually stationed at the White House in Washington, D.C., to cover the President of the United States, White House events, and news briefings. Their offices are located in the West Wing.

Crooked Media

Writing Awards

George Polk Awards are American Journalism Awards, one of only a couple of journalism prizes that means anything.

List of George Polk Award Winners (wiki)

Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest is given annually by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Ridenhour Prizes - Pulitzer Prize - Nobel Peace Prize (wiki)

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards were created by the Victorian Government with the aim of raising the profile of
contemporary creative writing and Australia's publishing industry. As of 2013, it is reportedly Australia's richest literary prize with the top winner receiving A$125,000 and category winners A$25,000 each.

Right Livelihood Award recognizes the efforts of those who are tackling these issues more directly, coming up with practical answers to challenges like the pollution of our air, soil and water, the danger of nuclear war, the abuse of basic human rights, the destitution and misery of the poor and the over-consumption and spiritual poverty of the wealthy”. An award for the people and their work and struggles for a better future. The Laureates come from all walks of life: they are farmers, teachers, doctors, or simply, concerned citizens. The Right Livelihood Award is an international award to "honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today. Awards in such fields as environmental protection, human rights, sustainable development, health, education, and peace. Right Livelihood Award is usually shared by four Recipients.

Journalism Education

Film Editing Journalism School is where journalists are trained with technical skills such as research skills, interviewing technique and shorthand and academic studies in media theory, cultural studies and ethics.

Online Journalism Review - Online Journalism Training

Knight Digital Media Center - Helping good journalism and good journalists thrive in the Digital Now.

Journalism & Women Symposium
Megan Kamerick: Women Should Represent women in Media (video) 
Eman Mohammed (video) 
Online News Association
Inter News Media Training
American Press Institute
Journalism Education
News University
National Press Club 
Association for Education
in Journalism and Mass Communication (wiki)

High School Journalism
Student News Website
Teenage Generated News
Student Press Review
Student Press Law Center

Kansas Student Newspaper's Fact Check Results In New Principal's Resignation

J Ideas
Know your Rights

Media Literacy Education

Writing Tips - Talking

Public Media
Scholastic Press Assoc
Collegiate Press Assoc
School of Communication
Journo World
Frontline Club

News Lab
News 21

Day Life Cloud Publishing

10,000 Words - Resource for Journalists

Pen 3,400 Professional Members who represent the most distinguished writers, translators, and editors in the United States.

Media Literacy Education

Media Literacy Info 

Future of Journalism - Experiential Journalism
Digital Journalist
Journalism Crisis
Saving American Journalism

Our Blook
Save the News
Bright Future for Journalism
Reconstruction of Journalism
TV One World
Charles Lewis
Project Report (youtube)

History Commons summaries of 16,054 events.

British Library holds 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, 40 million news pages to go digital and more.

Content 4 Reprint

Google Blog Search
Library Blog Bridge
Fair Blog
Blog Catalog
Blog Herald

Blog Creator
Word Press Blog Creator
Word Press Website Maker

Eppy Awards
Honoring the best Websites offered by newspapers, television, magazine and radio companies.

Information Sources

Films about Journalism

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996) (youtube, 1:51mins.)

Reporter is a 2009 documentary film about the work of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Executive produced by Ben Affleck and directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar, the HBO movie captures life in the war-ravaged African country and specifically focuses on the challenges faced by international correspondents in covering the region's crises.

John Pilger: Real Journalism (youtube)

Kill the Messenger (2014) (wiki) - focuses on CIA involvement in Contra cocaine trafficking.

The Trouble with the Truth - A Documentary film about South Africa's Apartheid, when Journalists were Activists.

Finding Hillywood

Journalism: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (youtube)

War Photographer Film (amazon) - Website - James Nachtwey (wiki)

Shooting Robert King is a 2008 documentary film directed by Richard Parry. It documents photojournalist Robert King over 15 years and through 3 different war zones. The films splices footage from his time working in war zones with footage of him home with his family in Tennessee.

Inspirational video about how extremely important Journalism is in reporting injustices around the world.
America and Lewis Hine (1984) (video)
Lewis Hine (wiki)
Historic child Labor Photos by Lewis Hine
Hine Photos
Child Labor in the United States

A horrific look at some of the worlds most abused workers on the planet.
Workingman's Death (2005) 127:17 (video)
Working Mans Death

Oren Yakobovich: Hidden Cameras that film injustice in the world's most dangerous places (video)

An AP investigation helps free slaves in the 21st century. Over the course of 18 months, Associated Press journalists located men held in cages, tracked ships and stalked refrigerated trucks to expose the abusive practices of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. The reporters’ dogged effort led to the release of more than 2,000 slaves and traced the seafood they caught to supermarkets and pet food providers across the U.S. For this investigation, AP has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public
Service. The articles are presented here in their entirety.

How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history: Gerard Ryle (video and interactive text)

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an active global network of 185 reporters in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.

Whistle Blowers Unite

Fifth Estate is a socio-cultural reference to groupings of outlier viewpoints in contemporary society, and is most associated with bloggers, journalists, and non-mainstream media outlets. The "Fifth" Estate extends the sequence of the three classical Estates of the Realm and the preceding Fourth Estate, essentially the mainstream press. The use of "fifth estate" dates to the 1960s counterculture, and in particular the influential The Fifth Estate, an underground newspaper first published in Detroit in 1965.

The Fifth Estate (film) is a 2013 film directed by Bill Condon, about the news-reporting website WikiLeaks. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as its editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange, and Daniel Brühl as its former spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg. WikiRebels - The Documentary (1/4) (youtube)


Citizen Journalism - News Reporting Apps

Citizen Journalism is based upon public citizens playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information. An alternative and Activist form of newsgathering and reporting that functions outside mainstream media institutions, often as a response to shortcomings in the professional journalistic field, that uses similar journalistic practices but is driven by different objectives and ideals and relies on alternative sources of legitimacy than traditional or mainstream journalism. When the people formerly known as the audience employ the press tools they have in their possession to inform one another. (also known as "public journalism", "participatory journalism", "democratic journalism", "guerrilla journalism" or "street journalism"). Public Service

List of Citizen Journalism Websites
Citizen Journalism

Media Roots is a citizen journalism project that reports the news from outside of party lines while providing a collaborative forum for conscious citizens.

The Empire Files

acTVism Munich (youtube channel)

Filming Police - Filming Crimes

Mobile Reporting is a trend emerging in the field of news and content generation. The term describes the use of a mobile phone as a reporting tool. The user creates text, photo and video that combined produces a multimedia based report. The content is edited on the phone before being uploaded to the internet via mobile network or Internet connection. Usually mobile reporting is used for publishing to the web. This is particularly the case with video as the technology does not yet allow for the production of high end video. However, the low quality is suitable for Internet. Mobile reporting is particularly relevant in areas that lack modern Internet infrastructure (Sub Sahara Africa, Central Asia, South America, Latin America). The mobile phone is low in cost when compared to more traditional reporting equipment.

Civil is a Marketplace for Sustainable Journalism. Building a newsroom platform using blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics to create an open marketplace for journalists and citizens.

User-Generated Content is defined as "any form of content such as blogs, wikis, discussion forums, posts, chats, tweets, podcasts, digital images, video, audio files, advertisements and other forms of media that was created by users of an online system or service, often made available via social media websites". It is also called user-created content (UCC).

Global Citizen organizes massive global campaigns to amplify the actions of Global Citizens from around the world.

Top Android apps for citizen journalists and mobile reporters in tough environments

Atavist Make a story, design it your way, share it.

Cover it Live live-event publishing platform since 2007.

Live Leak

Live Stream Video Chat is the best way to discover talented broadcasters, watch live streams and video chat live with people from around the world.


Bambuser is a mobile video technology for organizations and app developers. Mobile live video capabilities using robust and proven SDKs, APIs, a turnkey app, scalable infrastructure and video delivery.

Witness makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to protect and defend Human Rights.

The Power of Citizen Video to create Undeniable Truths - Yvette Alberdingk Thijm at TEDxSkoll (video and text)
Proof Mode Metadata shows the date, the location, the temperature, the weather.

Mobilize Us Send & manage group text messages from our web app or phone and get people the information they need, when they need it.

Guardian Project creates easy to use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices that can be used around the world by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion, interception and monitoring.

Lab Witness Media Lab is dedicated to unleashing the potential of eyewitness video as a powerful tool to report, monitor, and advocate for human rights.

Hardbound mobile-based storytelling.

Facebook Live Videos

Solocam selfie stick that integrates a new and improved stick design with a high definition sound and recording system.

MeCam NeoMe Mini Wearable Video Camera gives you the option for the first time to shoot in first person POV (Clip Mount/Magnet Mount) or shoot yourself in third person POV(magnet, suction, sticky mount). Additionally, our waterproof case (compatible with all third party action camera mounts) lets you capture any action sports and activities. So wear it, stick it somewhere or mount it….the possibilities are endless like your life! Our high-quality Sony sensor makes sure that everything you capture is in crisp HD resolution (Full 1080P and 8MP). Our fully integrated smart phone app gives you the ability to shoot time lapse photography (5 options), one touch 15 second capture and social sharing, and the option to shoot in Wide Angle.

Stringer is a freelance journalist, photographer, or videographer who contributes reports, photos, or videos to a news organization on an ongoing basis but is paid individually for each piece of published or broadcast work. As freelancers, stringers do not receive a regular salary and the amount and type of work is typically voluntary. However, stringers often have an ongoing relationship with one or more news organizations, to which they provide content on particular topics or locations when
the opportunities arise.

Video Monitoring

Video Tools - Audio Tools

Video Bolt Quickly and easily produce logo animations for your Youtube channel.

Collaboration Tools

Eyewitness Video on YouTube
YouTube Newswire (youtube)

Attn delivers engaging content to a mobile-first audience. Every day we produce videos, articles and commentary telling stories worth your attention.

Man with Binoculars AJ Plus Al Jazeera Media Network. Vyclone

A Pocket Guide on Verifying Details of a Video
Verification Handbook
Citizen Evidence Verifying
Investigative Dashboard

Think Progress news site dedicated to providing our readers with rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective. Founded in 2005.

Press Reference

Online News Association’s “Hack Curriculum” Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education.

High School Journalism

Independent News Sources

Relevance Today (new concept for news reporting in the early stages of development)

Open Data

Haven App Protection. Haven App turns any Android phone into a motion, sound, vibration and light detector, watching for unexpected guests and unwanted intruders by combining the array of sensors found in any smartphone. You can configure Haven to send you real-time encrypted alerts of what it detects to your other phone, the one you carry with you, when an intrusion is detected. You can choose to get encrypted Signal notifications, and you can also configure Haven to run a Tor onion service website (that is, a darknet site), and use Tor Browser on another device to connect in and view all of the alerts — all without giving anyone else access to these evidence logs unless you choose to share them. Haven also supports SMS text notifications, which can be intercepted but which might be more reliable in some situations. You definitely need a separate Android device to use Haven effectively. You could choose to not get notifications on your other phone at all, and instead just check the local Haven logs once you get back to the room you’re monitoring. You could connect to a wifi network (like the hotel’s network) on your Haven phone, and configure Haven to run a Tor onion service website directly on the phone. You can then use Tor Browser on a computer, Orfox on an Android phone, or Onion Browser on an iPhone to load this website to check for intrusion alerts. To do this, you need to install the Orbot app, which is Tor for Android, on your Haven phone as well. You could also connect to wifi and configure Haven to send you real-time Signal notifications as intrusion events happen. This is the most user friendly way of getting alerts. However, without phone service, it’s not trivial to set up because you’ll need to obtain an extra phone number to register a new Signal account with, like described in this article. If you do pay for phone service for your Haven phone: If your phone plan includes mobile data, you don’t have to worry about wifi being available. In fact, I’d recommend disabling wifi and only using mobile data.You can use the Haven app to register a Signal account using your spare phone’s phone number, to send encrypted notifications to your normal phone via Signal. You can also choose to have Haven send SMS notifications to your normal phone on intrusion events, instead of using Signal. If you’re going to be gone for a long period of time, you might need to keep your Haven phone plugged in so that it doesn’t run out of battery and power off. This means you can’t keep your laptop and Haven phone in a hotel safe for too long before the battery dies. But, considering hotel safes are not very secure, it’s not too different to just leave your laptop and Haven phone on the desk or bedside table, plugged in. Another thing to consider is the the security of your Haven phone itself. A clever attacker who knows that you’re using Haven could jam the wifi, mobile data, and SMS wireless frequencies, preventing Haven from sending you notifications. The attacker could then attempt to access the phone to delete the local evidence logs from the device as well. For this reason, it’s important to lock down your Haven phone. Lock your phone with a strong passcode or password, and make sure your phone is encrypted. You can change your lockscreen and security settings from the Settings app. Also, install all updates for Android and for all of your apps, and turn off all radios that you aren’t using, like bluetooth and NFC. If you can, use mobile data and turn off wifi as well. This will reduce the attack surface of the phone, making it more difficult for an attacker to hack it once they’ve entered your room. Rutkowska said she “absolutely” believes there is a need for technology like Haven, and suggested that the developers add “a hearbeat signal… for remote logging.” That would help warn users when the device loses a network connection, for example due to signal jamming. She also thinks most users will disable real-time notifications because “getting lots of Signal messages is annoying” — better to have a log that can be consulted later. To protect it from tampering, such a log could be cryptographically signed. It could also be pushed to a remote location, like a git version-control repository running on a distant server. If an attacker can both jam your Haven phone’s radio signals and also hack into it to delete the evidence of intrusion, it’s possible for them to then still do an evil maid attack on your laptop without getting caught. However, Haven makes such an attack considerably more expensive, with less certainty of success, than if all they had to deal with was tampering with your laptop. Another thing to keep in mind is that Haven can only monitor for intrusions if you actually use it. During my time testing it, more than once I positioned my Haven phone in the right place, made sure it was connected to wifi so I could get notifications, and plugged in so the battery wouldn’t die, but then forgot to actually activate the app. Several hours later when I returned to my room and found the Haven phone deactivated, I had no way of knowing if an intrusion occurred or not. Finally, Haven is still in early development. There are still kinks that need to be worked out, plenty of bugs that need to be fixed, and plenty of features that would make it more useful and more reliable. There are false positives; once, I came back to find over 80 intrusion alerts, all of them the sounds of loud cars or sirens driving by my Manhattan hotel room. And sometimes, actual events don’t get logged when they should — I ran into issues where camera motion events weren’t getting triggered at all on my device, but that bug has been resolved for me now. It would be prudent to wait for the Haven app to mature before relying on it in high security situations. But even now, it’s much better than leaving your laptop exposed to physical attacks without any monitoring while you’re heading out for drinks after a long day at a conference.

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