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17-08-2005, 21:25   #1
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Today I made a post on my website about an idea I had for a Citizen Journalism Website -

The basic idea is a site that aggregates news stories from local areas in Ireland and displays them on a site. I'd appreciate any feedback people have on this.

All it is now is an idea, nothing more and I have no issue whatsoever with someone ripping it off and doing their own site. Any service out there that allows the average citizen to report on something is good in my books.
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17-08-2005, 21:52   #2
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Excellent idea. Irish news media is and has for a very long time,been under the influence of politicians and the business community/advertisers in relation too what they can print.

Most journalists would if they could, write the truth about what is happening in our so called Democratic State, but they are stymied. As most media relie's on advertising for income and Editor's edit accordingly.

Even in the UK, the BBC which is funded solely through license fee's has more freedom of expression, Radio 4 and the BBC World service are admired throughout the world precisely because they can and do broadcast the truth.

Unfortunately, here in Ireland even RTE radio and TV who do receive a certain amount from license fee's, also depends on advertising revenue, which has an obvious negative effect on both local & national news reporting ?...

Good idea, and very badly needed.


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17-08-2005, 23:46   #3
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I'm not sure if you're talking about an Irish Wikinews, or basically doing what Unison do with the local papers, only with more participation?
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18-08-2005, 11:40   #4
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Isn't that the same kind of concept as Indymedia? Still, competing independent news outlets can only be a good thing - I doubt yours will have the same spin on things as they do.
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