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The Big Picture Digital Journalism project is happy to announce that the following three project concepts have been selected as the winners of the very first crowdsourced journalism awards for Africa:

This Is My Backyard (Kenya)
Submitted by: Anjali Nayar - Journalist /Filmmaker (Canadian)
Summary: The aim is to use crowdsourced journalism to gather and disseminate information on the subject of land and resources in Africa. 

Tanzglo (Tanzania)
Submitted by: Byekwaso Cosmas - Founder Tanzglo and Business Manager at Ebony Fm.
Summary:  Uses crowdsourced journalism to give ordinary citizens control over news agendas.

CCDN (Zimbabwe)
Submitted by: Eddington Mutakiwa Shayanowako - Coordinator, Chitungwiza Community Development Network.
Summary: The goal is to use crowdsourced journalism to raise awareness on issues important to the target audience.

Congratulations to these worthy winners!  An Awards Ceremony to promote these project concepts will be held on Wednesday 26th September
at the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

The judges also gave a special mention to the following concepts below, which they said showed good application of both crowdsourced
journalism tools and techniques:

Uganda Science Journalists Association – USJA (Uganda)
Submitted by: Isaac Musimenta - USJA Member
Summary:  The project is about the media's engagement with stakeholders through crowd-sourced Journalism.

Eseriani (Kenya)
Submitted by: Ibrahim Paranae Kantet - Chairman Eseriani
Summary:   To use crowdsourced journalism to increase collaboration and reduce tensions.

Once again congratulations to Anjali Nayar, Cosmas Byekwaso, and Eddington Mutakiwa Shayanowako, our three winners. A big thank you to the International Press Institute (IPI) for supporting the Big Picture Project and making these awards possible.  The project will now focus on supporting these three projects as they are implemented and scaled up by the three winners.

 

Big Picture Digital Journalism Team

 

Our review committee has shortlisted the top ten concept proposals received out of all 67 crowdsourced journalism concept proposals submitted from 13 countries across Africa.  Using set guidelines the review committee - comprised of respected journalists, technologists and media professionals working in Africa - chose the following concepts below as the top ten; note this is a random list and does not represent any preference with regards to the shortlisted concepts.

List of Top Ten Crowdsourced Journalism Concepts

1. This Is My Back Yard (Kenya)
Submitted by: Anjali Nayar - Journalist /Filmmaker (Canadian)
Summary: The aim is to use crowdsourced journalism to gather and disseminate information on the subject of land and resources in Liberia. 

2. Uganda Science Journalists Association – USJA (Uganda)
Submitted by: Isaac Musimenta - USJA Member
Summary:  The project is about the media's engagement with stakeholders through crowd-sourced Journalism.

3. Blue God (South Africa)
Submitted by: Simone Scholtz - South Africa; Felix Masi - DRC; Davina Jogi - Zimbabwe.
Summary:  Aims to use crowdsourced journalism tools and techniques to promote partnerships and share information.

4. Wanzo (Ivory Coast)
Submitted by: Selay  Marius  KOUASSI  - BBC Correspondent in Abidjan
Summary: “Wanzo” which means ‘truth revealed’ in Ivorian urban slang, will be the very first crowdsourcing investigative journalism project launched by Ivorian journalists with a strong interest in investigation.
 
5. Catch the Teacher Late (Uganda)
Submitted by: Constantine Odongo - New Vision, Kampala
Summary:  The Catch the teacher late project aims to use crowdsourced journalism to monitor service delivery.

6. Disaster Reporting (Kenya)
Submitted by: Robert Mureithi - Blogger and Facilitator
Summary:  Will use crowdsourcing tools as aids to accurate reporting.

7. Tanzglo (Tanzania)
Submitted by: BYEKWASO COSMAS - Founder Tanzglo and Business Manager at Ebony Fm.
Summary:  Uses crowdsourced journalism to give ordinary citizens control over news agendas.

8. CCDN (Zimbabwe)
Submitted by: EDDINGTON MUTAKIWA SHAYANOWAKO - Coordinator, Chitungwiza Community Development Network.
Summary: The goal is to use crowdsourced journalism to raise awareness on issues important to the target audience.

9. A l'Ecoute (CAR)
Submitted by: François-Xavier B. Ada Affana - University Student
Summary:  Uses crowdsourced journalism to increase collaboration between journalists and their audiences.

10. Eseriani (Kenya)
Submitted by: IBRAHIM PARANAE KANTET - Chairman ESERIANI
Summary:   To use crowdsourced journalism to increase collaboration and reduce tensions.

 

The Judging Process

Our panel of highly esteem judges including Ethan Zuckerman – Director of MIT’s Center of Civic Media; Jeff Howe - professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of the book Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business; Jun Matsushita - Head of Innovation and Technology at Internews Europe; and Matt O'reilly - Programme Manager at Indigo Trust; are currently reviewing the top ten concepts and will make a decision on which of these will emerge as the top three within the week.

 

Notification Process

Announcements on the winning concepts will be made on or before September 20th.   An awards ceremony will be held at The Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 26th September to promote the winning crowdsourced journalism concept ideas.  

 

The Big Picture Digital Journalism Project – an innovative new project conceptualized by Internews Europe (www.internews.eu) and funded by the International Press Institute (www.ipinewscontest.org) through its Innovative News Contest award - is launching Africa’s first crowdsourced journalism awards.  These ‘Big Picture Journalism Awards’ will serve to strengthen African journalist’s capacities in the use of crowdsourced journalism tools and techniques by supporting the development of the most innovative crowdsourced journalism project ideas from Africa.

The awards consist of a 15,000 Euro grant, which will be shared out among the top three crowdsourced journalism project ideas from Africa;  technical advice on project startup and one-on-one mentoring on project development for the top three concepts.
 
How to apply
 
Apply online by submitting a brief summary (not more than 2 pages long) of your crowdsourced journalism concept proposal structured as follows:
 
  1. Title
  2. Objective (include where and when the project will be implemented)
  3. Which crowdsourcing tool(s) will be used / developed
  4. Who are the beneficiaries
  5. What are the planned activities
  6. What are the expected results 
  7. What resources are needed
 
All entries should be submitted through the Big Picture Digital Project website (http://bigpicturejournalism.org/home).  The deadline for submission of entries is close of business on Friday 7th September, 2012.
 
Project concepts which emphasis on partnerships between journalists and technologists; enhance audience engagement; and maximize on the widespread use of mobile phones in Africa, are encouraged.  All entries should incorporate the use of crowdsourced tools or techniques for journalism.
 
Who can apply
 
The awards are open to anyone with an innovative idea for a crowdsourced journalism project.
 
The Judging Process
 
Winning projects will be selected by a panel of highly esteemed, international journalists and technologists including Ethan Zuckerman – Director of MIT’s Center of Civic Media; Jeff Howe - professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of the book Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business; and Matt O'reilly - Programme Manager at Indigo Trust.
 
Notification Process
 
Announcements on the winning concepts will be made on or before September 14th.   An awards ceremony will be held at The Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 26th September to promote the winning crowdsourced journalism concept ideas.  
 
About The Big Picture Digital Journalism Project
 
The Big Picture Digital Journalism Project is an innovative new project conceptualized by Internews Europe (www.internews.eu) and funded by the International Press Institute (www.ipinewscontest.org) through its Innovative News Contest award. The project goal is to strengthen African journalists’ capacities through training in the use of crowdsourced journalism techniques which aim to leverage citizen participation and increase the representation of local voices and perspectives through both traditional and new media channels.
 
About Internews Europe
 
Internews Europe is a European non-profit organisation established in 1995 to help developing countries establish and strengthen independent media organisations in order to promote freedom of expression and freedom of access to information (www.internews.eu).
 
About The International Press Institute
 
The International Press Institute is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding press freedom, protecting freedom of expression, freedom of information and the improvement of the journalism practice (www.freemedia.org).   IPI runs a media innovation contest dubbed the IPI News Innovation Contest (www.ipinewscontest.org). 
 
Apply online
 
Click here to apply online
 
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En Francais
 

Appel d’offre – Premier prix de Crowdsourced Journalism en Afrique

Le Big Picture Digital Journalism project, projet innovant créé par Internews Europe(www.internews.eu) et financé par le International Press Institute(www.ipinewscontest.org),  lance son tout premier Crowdsourced Journalism Awards en Afrique. Nommé  ‘Big Picture Journalism Awards’ ce concours permettra de renforcer les capacités des journalistes africains à utiliser des outils et techniques du Crowdsourced journalism tout en soutenant le développement les idées de projets les plus innovants d’Afrique.

Un prix d’une valeur de 15,000 Euros sera partagé entre les concepteurs des trois meilleurs projets de Crowdsourced journalism. Des conseils techniques et un soutien personalisé pour le développement des trois meilleurs concepts seront fournis au démarrage du projet.  

Comment postuler

Postulez en ligne en soumettant un bref résumé (2 pages maximum) de votre projet qui devra être structuré de la manière suivante :   

  1. Titre
  2. Objectif (inclure où et quand le projet sera mis en œuvre)
  3. Décrire les outils de crowdsourcing utilisés / développés 
  4. Présenter les bénéficiaires
  5. Décrire les activités prévues
  6. Exposer les résultats attendus 
  7. Décrire les ressources nécessaires

 

Les candidatures devront être soumises sur le site du projet Big Picture Digital Journalism (http://bigpicturejournalism.org/home) avant le 7 septembre 2012.

Les projets mettant en valeur les partenariats entre journalistes et informaticiens, l’engagement et la participation du public, ou maximisant la généralisation de l’utilisation des téléphones portables en Afrique sont encouragés. Les candidatures devront inclure les outils et techniques de Crowdsourcing utilisés par le journaliste.

Qui peut postuler ?

Le concours est ouvert à toute personne ayant une idée innovante de projet de Crowdsourced journalism.

Processus de sélection

Les projets seront sélectionnés par un panel de journalistes et d’informaticiens internationaux, y compris Ethan Zuckerman – Directeur du Centre de Médias Civiques de MIT; Jeff Howe – Professeur de journalisme à l’Université de Northeastern et auteur du livre Crowdsourcing : Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business; etMatt O'reilly - Programme Manager de Indigo Trust.

L’annonce de la sélection

L’annonce des projets sélectionnés sera faite le 14 septembre 2012 au plus tard. La remise des prix aura lieu à Nairobi (Kenya) au Fairview Hotel le 26 septembre 2012 où seront présentés les lauréats du concours ainsi que leurs projets en Crowdsourced journalism.   

 

Qu’est-ce que le projet Big Picture Digital Journalism ?

Le Big Picture Digital Journalism vise à renforcer les compétences des journalistes africains à travers l’utilisation de techniques en Crowdsourced journalism. Le but étant d’optimiser la participation citoyenne et d’augmenter la représentation des voix locales et des perspectives à travers des moyens médiatiques nouveaux et traditionnels. 

Qu’est-ce qu’Internews Europe ?

Internews Europe est une organisation européenne à but non lucratif établie en 1995, créée dans le but d’aider les pays en voie de développement à établir et à renforcer les organisations de médias indépendants afin de soutenir la liberté d'expression et l’accès à l'information. (www.internews.eu).

Qu’est-ce que l’International Press Institute ?

L’International Press Institute (IPI) est un réseau d’éditeurs, de dirigeants de médias et de journalistes éminents dédiés à la sauvegarde de la liberté de la presse, à la protection de la liberté d’expression, et à la liberté de l’information, ainsi qu’à l’amélioration des pratiques journalistiques (www.freemedia.org). IPI organise un concours innovant de medias intitulé IPI News Innovation Contest (www.ipinewscontest.org). 

Postuler en ligne

Cliquez ici pour postuler en ligne.

 

 

Do you have an idea for a crowdsourced journalism project in Africa? The Big Picture Digital Journalism Team is currently looking for the three best crowsdrouced journalism project ideas coming from Africa to award each of them with 5000 Euros and support their start-up.
 
What is crowdsourced journalism?
 
Despite technological progress spreading throughout the developing world, access to media is still restricted to a privileged few. This is particularly an acute problem in Sub-Saharan Africa where social inequality is high. Crowdsourced journalism can change this. By using tools as Twitter and Facebook, it includes the audience, the ‘crowd’, into the reporting process. In short, it gives a voice to those who have previously been excluded from the media.
 
What we are looking for?
 
The Big Picture Journalism award is about crowdsourced journalism. This means that your project should seek to include the ‘crowd’ through a feedback loop via tools as Twitter, Facebook or mobile phones. For instance, you could run a Twitter campaign to ask your audience about a local problem that affects your area.
 
Following our experience in training 50 journalists across 5 African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, the Central African Republic and Cote d'Ivoire) in crowdsourced journalism skills and talking to various crowdsourcing experts, we observed that a good crowdsourced journalism project:

  1. Collects data and/or testimonies through online or mobile channels (as Twitter, Facebook and Frontline SMS) in order to highlight an important local social or political issue.
  2. Is grounded in a community effort through partnerships with key organisations and individuals working with the community.
  3. Uses appropriate crowdsourcing tools that help engage audiences who would otherwise not be able to express their opinions through the media.
  4. Is built on key partnership efforts between technologists and journalists.

 
If your project idea has the characteristics above, please apply here. We are looking forward to reading your proposal!
 
What is the Big Picture Journalism Project?
 
The 'Big Picture Digital Journalism Project' seeks to increase knowledge and expertise in 'crowdsourced journalism' among Sub Saharan African journalists. To date the project has trained 50 African journalists in the ideology, technique and tools of crowdsourced journalism. The project was established by Internews Europe which is a European non-profit organisation established in 1995. The aim of Internews Europe is to help developing countries establish and strengthen independent media organisations in order to support freedom of expression and freedom of access to information.
 
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En Francais

PROCEDURE POUR SOUMETTRE VOTRE PROJET DE CROWDSOURCED JOURNALISM

Avez-vous une idée de projet de Crowdsourced journalism en Afrique ?

L’équipe du projet Big Picture Digital Journalism recherche actuellement les trois meilleures idées de projet de Crowdsourced journalism issues du continent africain. Un prix de 5000 Euros chacun leur sera attribué, ainsi qu’un soutien pour démarrer les projets.

Qu’est-ce que le Crowdsourced journalism?

Malgré l’expansion du progrès technologique à travers les pays émergents, l’accès aux médias reste limité à quelques privilégiés, particulièrement en Afrique sub-saharienne où les inégalités sociales sont élevées. Le Crowdsourced journalism peut changer cela. En effet, via l’utilisation de certains outils tels Twitter ou Facebook, le public (la foule, the crowd)  sera désormais inclus dans le processus de rédaction. En bref, cette forme de journalisme donne une voix à ceux qui jusqu’à présent restaient à l’écart des médias.  

Qu'est-ce que nous recherchons?

Le Big Picture Digital Journalism award s’inspire de Crowdsourced journalism. Cela signifie que votre projet devra inclure les réactions du public obtenues via Twitter, Facebook ou les téléphones portables.

Par exemple, vous pourriez lancer une campagne sur Twitter cherchant à recueillir les réactions du public sur un problème affectant votre quartier.

Suite à notre expérience en formation de Crowdsourced journalism – 50 journalistes formés à travers 5 pays africains (Kenya, Ouganda, Rwanda, République Centrafricaine et Côte d’Ivoire) – et nos échanges avec des experts en Crowdsourcing, nous estimons qu’un bon projet de Crowdsourced journalism doit:

  1. Récolter des données et/ou des témoignages en ligne (Twitter, Facebook) ou via téléphone mobile (Fontline SMS) afin d’en souligner une question politique ou sociale locale importante ;
  2. Être fondé sur un effort communautaire via la participation d’organisations clés et d’individus travaillant avec les communautés ;
  3. Utiliser des outils de Crowdsourcing permettant l’engagement d’un public qui d’ordinaire ne peut exprimer ses opinions via les médias ;
  4. Être construit sur des efforts de partenariats clés entre des journalistes et des informaticiens.

Si votre idée de projet présente les caractéristiques énoncées ci-dessus; cliquez ici pour envoyer votre candidature. Nous sommes impatients de lire votre proposition!

En quoi consiste le projet Big Picture Digital Journalism?

Le projet Big Picture Digital Journalism cherche à améliorer les connaissances ainsi que les  compétences en Crowdsourced journalism de jeunes journalistes issus de l’Afrique sub-saharienne. A ce jour, 50 journalistes africains ont été formés à l’idéologie, aux techniques, et aux outils du Crowdsourced journalism.

Le projet a été créé par Internews Europe, organisation européenne à but non lucratif établie en 1995, dans le but d’aider les pays en voie de développement à établir et renforcer les organisations de médias indépendants afin de soutenir la liberté d'expression et l’accès à l'information.

 

Journalism trainers from Kenya, Cote D’ Ivoire, Uganda, Rwanda and the Central African Republic are meeting in Nairobi, Kenya this week for a groundbreaking training of journalism trainers workshop.  This training, one of the first of its kind in Africa, is sponsored by the Big Picture Digital Journalism Project, an Internews Europe project aimed at strengthening African journalists’ skills in the  use of crowdsourced journalism tools and techniques.  

The workshop focused on training journalism trainers in crowdsourced tools and techniques.
 

Big Picture Digital Journalism Project est un projet innovant conceptualisé par Internews Europe (www.internews.eu) et financé par International Press Institute (www.ipinewscontest.org) à travers son prix « Innovative News Contest ».

The Big Picture Digital Journalism project is happy to announce that the following three project concepts have been selected as the winners of the very first crowdsourced journalism awards for Africa:

This Is My Backyard (Kenya)
Submitted by: Anjali Nayar - Journalist /Filmmaker (Canadian)
Summary: The aim is to use crowdsourced journalism to gather and disseminate information on the subject of land and resources in Africa. 

Tanzglo (Tanzania)
Submitted by: Byekwaso Cosmas - Founder Tanzglo and Business Manager at Ebony Fm.
Summary:  Uses crowdsourced journalism to give ordinary citizens control over news agendas.

CCDN (Zimbabwe)
Submitted by: Eddington Mutakiwa Shayanowako - Coordinator, Chitungwiza Community Development Network.
Summary: The goal is to use crowdsourced journalism to raise awareness on issues important to the target audience.

Congratulations to these worthy winners!  An Awards Ceremony to promote these project concepts will be held on Wednesday 26th September
at the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

The judges also gave a special mention to the following concepts below, which they said showed good application of both crowdsourced
journalism tools and techniques:

Uganda Science Journalists Association – USJA (Uganda)
Submitted by: Isaac Musimenta - USJA Member
Summary:  The project is about the media's engagement with stakeholders through crowd-sourced Journalism.

Eseriani (Kenya)
Submitted by: Ibrahim Paranae Kantet - Chairman Eseriani
Summary:   To use crowdsourced journalism to increase collaboration and reduce tensions.

Once again congratulations to Anjali Nayar, Cosmas Byekwaso, and Eddington Mutakiwa Shayanowako, our three winners. A big thank you to the International Press Institute (IPI) for supporting the Big Picture Project and making these awards possible.  The project will now focus on supporting these three projects as they are implemented and scaled up by the three winners.

 

Big Picture Digital Journalism Team

 

Our review committee has shortlisted the top ten concept proposals received out of all 67 crowdsourced journalism concept proposals submitted from 13 countries across Africa.  Using set guidelines the review committee - comprised of respected journalists, technologists and media professionals working in Africa - chose the following concepts below as the top ten; note this is a random list and does not represent any preference with regards to the shortlisted concepts.

List of Top Ten Crowdsourced Journalism Concepts

1. This Is My Back Yard (Kenya)
Submitted by: Anjali Nayar - Journalist /Filmmaker (Canadian)
Summary: The aim is to use crowdsourced journalism to gather and disseminate information on the subject of land and resources in Liberia. 

2. Uganda Science Journalists Association – USJA (Uganda)
Submitted by: Isaac Musimenta - USJA Member
Summary:  The project is about the media's engagement with stakeholders through crowd-sourced Journalism.

3. Blue God (South Africa)
Submitted by: Simone Scholtz - South Africa; Felix Masi - DRC; Davina Jogi - Zimbabwe.
Summary:  Aims to use crowdsourced journalism tools and techniques to promote partnerships and share information.

4. Wanzo (Ivory Coast)
Submitted by: Selay  Marius  KOUASSI  - BBC Correspondent in Abidjan
Summary: “Wanzo” which means ‘truth revealed’ in Ivorian urban slang, will be the very first crowdsourcing investigative journalism project launched by Ivorian journalists with a strong interest in investigation.
 
5. Catch the Teacher Late (Uganda)
Submitted by: Constantine Odongo - New Vision, Kampala
Summary:  The Catch the teacher late project aims to use crowdsourced journalism to monitor service delivery.

6. Disaster Reporting (Kenya)
Submitted by: Robert Mureithi - Blogger and Facilitator
Summary:  Will use crowdsourcing tools as aids to accurate reporting.

7. Tanzglo (Tanzania)
Submitted by: BYEKWASO COSMAS - Founder Tanzglo and Business Manager at Ebony Fm.
Summary:  Uses crowdsourced journalism to give ordinary citizens control over news agendas.

8. CCDN (Zimbabwe)
Submitted by: EDDINGTON MUTAKIWA SHAYANOWAKO - Coordinator, Chitungwiza Community Development Network.
Summary: The goal is to use crowdsourced journalism to raise awareness on issues important to the target audience.

9. A l'Ecoute (CAR)
Submitted by: François-Xavier B. Ada Affana - University Student
Summary:  Uses crowdsourced journalism to increase collaboration between journalists and their audiences.

10. Eseriani (Kenya)
Submitted by: IBRAHIM PARANAE KANTET - Chairman ESERIANI
Summary:   To use crowdsourced journalism to increase collaboration and reduce tensions.

 

The Judging Process

Our panel of highly esteem judges including Ethan Zuckerman – Director of MIT’s Center of Civic Media; Jeff Howe - professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of the book Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business; Jun Matsushita - Head of Innovation and Technology at Internews Europe; and Matt O'reilly - Programme Manager at Indigo Trust; are currently reviewing the top ten concepts and will make a decision on which of these will emerge as the top three within the week.

 

Notification Process

Announcements on the winning concepts will be made on or before September 20th.   An awards ceremony will be held at The Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 26th September to promote the winning crowdsourced journalism concept ideas.  

 

The Big Picture Digital Journalism Project – an innovative new project conceptualized by Internews Europe (www.internews.eu) and funded by the International Press Institute (www.ipinewscontest.org) through its Innovative News Contest award - is launching Africa’s first crowdsourced journalism awards.  These ‘Big Picture Journalism Awards’ will serve to strengthen African journalist’s capacities in the use of crowdsourced journalism tools and techniques by supporting the development of the most innovative crowdsourced journalism project ideas from Africa.

The awards consist of a 15,000 Euro grant, which will be shared out among the top three crowdsourced journalism project ideas from Africa;  technical advice on project startup and one-on-one mentoring on project development for the top three concepts.
 
How to apply
 
Apply online by submitting a brief summary (not more than 2 pages long) of your crowdsourced journalism concept proposal structured as follows:
 
  1. Title
  2. Objective (include where and when the project will be implemented)
  3. Which crowdsourcing tool(s) will be used / developed
  4. Who are the beneficiaries
  5. What are the planned activities
  6. What are the expected results 
  7. What resources are needed
 
All entries should be submitted through the Big Picture Digital Project website (http://bigpicturejournalism.org/home).  The deadline for submission of entries is close of business on Friday 7th September, 2012.
 
Project concepts which emphasis on partnerships between journalists and technologists; enhance audience engagement; and maximize on the widespread use of mobile phones in Africa, are encouraged.  All entries should incorporate the use of crowdsourced tools or techniques for journalism.
 
Who can apply
 
The awards are open to anyone with an innovative idea for a crowdsourced journalism project.
 
The Judging Process
 
Winning projects will be selected by a panel of highly esteemed, international journalists and technologists including Ethan Zuckerman – Director of MIT’s Center of Civic Media; Jeff Howe - professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of the book Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business; and Matt O'reilly - Programme Manager at Indigo Trust.
 
Notification Process
 
Announcements on the winning concepts will be made on or before September 14th.   An awards ceremony will be held at The Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 26th September to promote the winning crowdsourced journalism concept ideas.  
 
About The Big Picture Digital Journalism Project
 
The Big Picture Digital Journalism Project is an innovative new project conceptualized by Internews Europe (www.internews.eu) and funded by the International Press Institute (www.ipinewscontest.org) through its Innovative News Contest award. The project goal is to strengthen African journalists’ capacities through training in the use of crowdsourced journalism techniques which aim to leverage citizen participation and increase the representation of local voices and perspectives through both traditional and new media channels.
 
About Internews Europe
 
Internews Europe is a European non-profit organisation established in 1995 to help developing countries establish and strengthen independent media organisations in order to promote freedom of expression and freedom of access to information (www.internews.eu).
 
About The International Press Institute
 
The International Press Institute is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding press freedom, protecting freedom of expression, freedom of information and the improvement of the journalism practice (www.freemedia.org).   IPI runs a media innovation contest dubbed the IPI News Innovation Contest (www.ipinewscontest.org). 
 
Apply online
 
Click here to apply online
 
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En Francais
 

Appel d’offre – Premier prix de Crowdsourced Journalism en Afrique

Le Big Picture Digital Journalism project, projet innovant créé par Internews Europe(www.internews.eu) et financé par le International Press Institute(www.ipinewscontest.org),  lance son tout premier Crowdsourced Journalism Awards en Afrique. Nommé  ‘Big Picture Journalism Awards’ ce concours permettra de renforcer les capacités des journalistes africains à utiliser des outils et techniques du Crowdsourced journalism tout en soutenant le développement les idées de projets les plus innovants d’Afrique.

Un prix d’une valeur de 15,000 Euros sera partagé entre les concepteurs des trois meilleurs projets de Crowdsourced journalism. Des conseils techniques et un soutien personalisé pour le développement des trois meilleurs concepts seront fournis au démarrage du projet.  

Comment postuler

Postulez en ligne en soumettant un bref résumé (2 pages maximum) de votre projet qui devra être structuré de la manière suivante :   

  1. Titre
  2. Objectif (inclure où et quand le projet sera mis en œuvre)
  3. Décrire les outils de crowdsourcing utilisés / développés 
  4. Présenter les bénéficiaires
  5. Décrire les activités prévues
  6. Exposer les résultats attendus 
  7. Décrire les ressources nécessaires

 

Les candidatures devront être soumises sur le site du projet Big Picture Digital Journalism (http://bigpicturejournalism.org/home) avant le 7 septembre 2012.

Les projets mettant en valeur les partenariats entre journalistes et informaticiens, l’engagement et la participation du public, ou maximisant la généralisation de l’utilisation des téléphones portables en Afrique sont encouragés. Les candidatures devront inclure les outils et techniques de Crowdsourcing utilisés par le journaliste.

Qui peut postuler ?

Le concours est ouvert à toute personne ayant une idée innovante de projet de Crowdsourced journalism.

Processus de sélection

Les projets seront sélectionnés par un panel de journalistes et d’informaticiens internationaux, y compris Ethan Zuckerman – Directeur du Centre de Médias Civiques de MIT; Jeff Howe – Professeur de journalisme à l’Université de Northeastern et auteur du livre Crowdsourcing : Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business; etMatt O'reilly - Programme Manager de Indigo Trust.

L’annonce de la sélection

L’annonce des projets sélectionnés sera faite le 14 septembre 2012 au plus tard. La remise des prix aura lieu à Nairobi (Kenya) au Fairview Hotel le 26 septembre 2012 où seront présentés les lauréats du concours ainsi que leurs projets en Crowdsourced journalism.   

 

Qu’est-ce que le projet Big Picture Digital Journalism ?

Le Big Picture Digital Journalism vise à renforcer les compétences des journalistes africains à travers l’utilisation de techniques en Crowdsourced journalism. Le but étant d’optimiser la participation citoyenne et d’augmenter la représentation des voix locales et des perspectives à travers des moyens médiatiques nouveaux et traditionnels. 

Qu’est-ce qu’Internews Europe ?

Internews Europe est une organisation européenne à but non lucratif établie en 1995, créée dans le but d’aider les pays en voie de développement à établir et à renforcer les organisations de médias indépendants afin de soutenir la liberté d'expression et l’accès à l'information. (www.internews.eu).

Qu’est-ce que l’International Press Institute ?

L’International Press Institute (IPI) est un réseau d’éditeurs, de dirigeants de médias et de journalistes éminents dédiés à la sauvegarde de la liberté de la presse, à la protection de la liberté d’expression, et à la liberté de l’information, ainsi qu’à l’amélioration des pratiques journalistiques (www.freemedia.org). IPI organise un concours innovant de medias intitulé IPI News Innovation Contest (www.ipinewscontest.org). 

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Do you have an idea for a crowdsourced journalism project in Africa? The Big Picture Digital Journalism Team is currently looking for the three best crowsdrouced journalism project ideas coming from Africa to award each of them with 5000 Euros and support their start-up.
 
What is crowdsourced journalism?
 
Despite technological progress spreading throughout the developing world, access to media is still restricted to a privileged few. This is particularly an acute problem in Sub-Saharan Africa where social inequality is high. Crowdsourced journalism can change this. By using tools as Twitter and Facebook, it includes the audience, the ‘crowd’, into the reporting process. In short, it gives a voice to those who have previously been excluded from the media.
 
What we are looking for?
 
The Big Picture Journalism award is about crowdsourced journalism. This means that your project should seek to include the ‘crowd’ through a feedback loop via tools as Twitter, Facebook or mobile phones. For instance, you could run a Twitter campaign to ask your audience about a local problem that affects your area.
 
Following our experience in training 50 journalists across 5 African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, the Central African Republic and Cote d'Ivoire) in crowdsourced journalism skills and talking to various crowdsourcing experts, we observed that a good crowdsourced journalism project:

  1. Collects data and/or testimonies through online or mobile channels (as Twitter, Facebook and Frontline SMS) in order to highlight an important local social or political issue.
  2. Is grounded in a community effort through partnerships with key organisations and individuals working with the community.
  3. Uses appropriate crowdsourcing tools that help engage audiences who would otherwise not be able to express their opinions through the media.
  4. Is built on key partnership efforts between technologists and journalists.

 
If your project idea has the characteristics above, please apply here. We are looking forward to reading your proposal!
 
What is the Big Picture Journalism Project?
 
The 'Big Picture Digital Journalism Project' seeks to increase knowledge and expertise in 'crowdsourced journalism' among Sub Saharan African journalists. To date the project has trained 50 African journalists in the ideology, technique and tools of crowdsourced journalism. The project was established by Internews Europe which is a European non-profit organisation established in 1995. The aim of Internews Europe is to help developing countries establish and strengthen independent media organisations in order to support freedom of expression and freedom of access to information.
 
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PROCEDURE POUR SOUMETTRE VOTRE PROJET DE CROWDSOURCED JOURNALISM

Avez-vous une idée de projet de Crowdsourced journalism en Afrique ?

L’équipe du projet Big Picture Digital Journalism recherche actuellement les trois meilleures idées de projet de Crowdsourced journalism issues du continent africain. Un prix de 5000 Euros chacun leur sera attribué, ainsi qu’un soutien pour démarrer les projets.

Qu’est-ce que le Crowdsourced journalism?

Malgré l’expansion du progrès technologique à travers les pays émergents, l’accès aux médias reste limité à quelques privilégiés, particulièrement en Afrique sub-saharienne où les inégalités sociales sont élevées. Le Crowdsourced journalism peut changer cela. En effet, via l’utilisation de certains outils tels Twitter ou Facebook, le public (la foule, the crowd)  sera désormais inclus dans le processus de rédaction. En bref, cette forme de journalisme donne une voix à ceux qui jusqu’à présent restaient à l’écart des médias.  

Qu'est-ce que nous recherchons?

Le Big Picture Digital Journalism award s’inspire de Crowdsourced journalism. Cela signifie que votre projet devra inclure les réactions du public obtenues via Twitter, Facebook ou les téléphones portables.

Par exemple, vous pourriez lancer une campagne sur Twitter cherchant à recueillir les réactions du public sur un problème affectant votre quartier.

Suite à notre expérience en formation de Crowdsourced journalism – 50 journalistes formés à travers 5 pays africains (Kenya, Ouganda, Rwanda, République Centrafricaine et Côte d’Ivoire) – et nos échanges avec des experts en Crowdsourcing, nous estimons qu’un bon projet de Crowdsourced journalism doit:

  1. Récolter des données et/ou des témoignages en ligne (Twitter, Facebook) ou via téléphone mobile (Fontline SMS) afin d’en souligner une question politique ou sociale locale importante ;
  2. Être fondé sur un effort communautaire via la participation d’organisations clés et d’individus travaillant avec les communautés ;
  3. Utiliser des outils de Crowdsourcing permettant l’engagement d’un public qui d’ordinaire ne peut exprimer ses opinions via les médias ;
  4. Être construit sur des efforts de partenariats clés entre des journalistes et des informaticiens.

Si votre idée de projet présente les caractéristiques énoncées ci-dessus; cliquez ici pour envoyer votre candidature. Nous sommes impatients de lire votre proposition!

En quoi consiste le projet Big Picture Digital Journalism?

Le projet Big Picture Digital Journalism cherche à améliorer les connaissances ainsi que les  compétences en Crowdsourced journalism de jeunes journalistes issus de l’Afrique sub-saharienne. A ce jour, 50 journalistes africains ont été formés à l’idéologie, aux techniques, et aux outils du Crowdsourced journalism.

Le projet a été créé par Internews Europe, organisation européenne à but non lucratif établie en 1995, dans le but d’aider les pays en voie de développement à établir et renforcer les organisations de médias indépendants afin de soutenir la liberté d'expression et l’accès à l'information.

 

Journalism trainers from Kenya, Cote D’ Ivoire, Uganda, Rwanda and the Central African Republic are meeting in Nairobi, Kenya this week for a groundbreaking training of journalism trainers workshop.  This training, one of the first of its kind in Africa, is sponsored by the Big Picture Digital Journalism Project, an Internews Europe project aimed at strengthening African journalists’ skills in the  use of crowdsourced journalism tools and techniques.  

The workshop focused on training journalism trainers in crowdsourced tools and techniques.
 

Big Picture Digital Journalism Project est un projet innovant conceptualisé par Internews Europe (www.internews.eu) et financé par International Press Institute (www.ipinewscontest.org) à travers son prix « Innovative News Contest ».

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