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Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson is a social software consultant and writer who specialises in the use of blogs and wikis behind the firewall. With a background in journalism, publishing and web design, Suw is now one of the UK’s best known bloggers, frequently speaking at conferences and seminars.

Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka, and yes, she’s married to Kevin.

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Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a freelance journalist and digital strategist with more than a decade of experience with the BBC and the Guardian. He has been a digital journalist since 1996 with experience in radio, television, print and the web. As a journalist, he uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms.

From 2009-2010, he was the digital research editor at The Guardian where he focused on evaluating and adapting digital innovations to support The Guardian’s world-class journalism. He joined The Guardian in September 2006 as their first blogs editor after 8 years with the BBC working across the web, television and radio. He joined the BBC in 1998 to become their first online journalist outside of the UK, working as the Washington correspondent for BBCNews.com.

And, yes, he’s married to Suw.

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Monday, July 10th, 2006

More thoughts on opening up journalism

Posted by Kevin Anderson

As I wrote in a post about audience-driven journalism, I was thinking out loud about a thread that has been called open-source journalism,‘users know more than we do’ journalism and networked journalism. I promised some more posts, but here’s a good overview (with the usual help of my editor-in-the-residence Suw) over at Journalism.co.uk. Mabye this is news as collaboration?

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3 Responses to “More thoughts on opening up journalism”

  1. Steve Says:

    I think that the Mumbai Help (http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com/) bloggers were a magnificent example of citizen journalists at work. They did so much to gather and report information after the terrorist bombings in their city. It was so interesting to hear their accounts on World Have Your Say today (11 July 2006).

  2. Kevin Anderson Says:

    Steve,

    There have been a lot of blog-driven relief efforts in South Asia, beginning with the Tsunami. I was impressed by the efforts at the Mumbai Help blog as well. The SMS information to send messages to relatives on national TV networks, the emergency numbers for so many hospitals and rail companies. It was an impressive bit of self-organisation. They are even working to develop wikis to help with logistics.

  3. Steve Says:

    I guess that I might have to eat some of the words in my comments to your other post “What would audience-driven journalism look like?” and article on Journalism.co.uk. I’m concerned that citizen journalism may not work during a disaster when part of the communications infrastructure is down. In Mumbai, some of the phone systems were out, but people were still able to go on-line and call Bush House in London. Go figure. I also watched your blogging videos at IntoMedia, and you cited examples of people who were audioblogging as they were fleeing Hurricane Katrina. Maybe citizen journalism can function in more situations than we (or I) think.