News Has A New Face: Meporter

Meporter has launched. Meporter is available online and has free apps (Android coming soon) that let you take pictures and write reports on the news and “cut out the middleman” with the mainstream media being considered the middleman in this case.

Sign up is pretty simple. You don't have to use the app and can submit online directly. It does say you can “earn” by posting. It would be interesting to see if some of those who are unemployed over the summer may see this as an opportunity.

It will take time to see if the community has a way to self correct and rate reporters, but this is very intriguing. When I was a reporter for a newspaper they spent quite a bit of time teaching me about a journalists code of ethics. As I signed up, I didn't see anything like that. (I.e. Disclosures, getting both sides of the story, etc.)

Concerns aside– Citizen journalism may just have a new face: ME (and you.)

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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JGubbins207 May 26, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Finally a location based App with Educational Applications!  Great Find!

coolcatteacher May 27, 2011 - 12:58 am

Yes! It will be interesting to see what happens!

Vicki A. Davis
Twitter: @coolcatteacher

Essay Writing May 27, 2011 - 8:11 am

Thanks for sharing valuable links…

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