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  OhmyNews - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
About 20% of the site's content is written by the 55-person staff while the majority of articles are written by other freelance contributors who are mostly ordinary citizens.
OhmyNews was influential in determining the outcome of the South Korean presidential elections in December 2002 with the election of Roh Moo Hyun.
A similar open source perspective on news reporting has been explored by Wikinews, with the added distinction that any user can edit articles at any time, rather than having to submit articles to be vetted by paid staff.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ohmynews   (219 words)

 Wired News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
OhmyNews was founded in 2000 by Oh, a veteran investigative journalist, in reaction to the country's entrenched conservative media.
OhmyNews tends to be anticorporate, antigovernment and anti-American.
OhmyNews may not be The Washington Post, but it has enjoyed its fair share of scoops, gripping eyewitness accounts and heavy-hitting op-ed comment (one post recently got a Japanese sports editor fired for making disparaging comments about Korea).
news.lycos.com /news/story.asp?section=Technology&storyId=725615   (1077 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Hacks of all trades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
What makes OhmyNews special is the idea that every citizen is a reporter: it's no longer restricted to a chosen few as it was in the past.
According to OhmyNews research, citizen reporters are overwhelmingly male (76.6%) and mostly young: almost 40% are aged 20-29.
It was the fact that OhmyNews had so many young reporters that led to the paper's extensive reporting of Roh Moo Hyun's successful election campaign, because he was particularly popular with young voters.
www.guardian.co.uk /online/story/0,,1266031,00.html   (1493 words)

 Ohmynews Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
OhmyNews was the first organization to bring it out by using internet and political crises that developed in Dec 2002 during the election of new president of the country.
OhmyNews heralds itself as flagship of the revolution, true to its core value of honesty in reporting as well as openness of the topics it is willing to cover.
OhmyNews is definitely in the position of knowledge to consult as well as to help other businesses learn from its own low cost business model strategy that is being emulated and used to further commercialize the Netizen movement for its own and clients’ profit.
medianeurone.free.fr /blog/pivot/index.php   (2311 words)

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OhmyNews has also launched a weekly newspaper, which is handed out for free in the streets and which can be subscribed for a fee.
OhmyNews is read in South Korea especially by the so-called "386-generation," meaning they are in their 30s, studied in the 1980s and were born in the 1960s.
OhmyNews is in fact little more than a Web site, edited by Oh and his fellow editors, and filled by ordinary members of the public--what the left-leaning Oh calls "citizen reporters"--who submit stories, comments, pictures and sometimes video by e-mail and from their cellphones.
www.tinyurl.com /3mpgs   (13201 words)

 Japan Media Review -- OhmyNews Makes Every Citizen a Reporter
Oh Yeon-Ho, president and founder of OhmyNews, says his site changes the definition of journalism, of what a news story is and what a reporter is.
A: The citizen reporters and the full-time reporters write articles, the articles are reviewed by the editorial department, some of them are placed on the top, some are placed in the middle, some are placed at the bottom (of the front page).
A: First of all, (OhmyNews) was the complete demolition of conventional media logic and of the concept of journalists.
www.japanmediareview.com /japan/internet/1063672919.php   (1054 words)

 currentbuzz: OhmyNews International : an explanation of just what it is.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
OhmyNews International : an explanation of just what it is.
OhmyNews treats its citizen reporters as though they are journalists (albeit low-paid ones).
OhmyNews, which is five years old, says that it made about US$400,000 in 2004, two-thirds of which from advertising.
nexus.colum.edu /user/iverson/2005/06/ohmynews-international-explanation-of.html   (345 words)

OhmyNews is transforming the 20th century's journalism-as-lecture model, where organizations tell the audience what the news is and the audience either buys it or doesn't, into something vastly more bottom-up, interactive and democratic.
The influence of OhmyNews is substantial, and expanding.
OhmyNews reflects its bosses' passion for going beyond the conservative papers' constrained view of the world.
www.network54.com /Forum/thread?forumid=221692&messageid=1107769995&lp=1107769995   (1205 words)

 OhmyNews forum discusses experiences in citizen journalism - News IRC4ever.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Möller responded that, in his view, it was the compatible philosophies of the projects that mattered, and that a for-profit endeavor did not necessarily mean that all competitors have to be destroyed.
Brambilla contrasted the OhmyNews approach to citizen journalism with open source software development and referred to OhmyNews as an example of "open source journalism" due to the fact that anyone has access to the tools of publishing.
Takeuchi argued that the OhmyNews model faced different challenges in Japan than in Korea, particularly a reluctance to express strong opinions (which Takeuchi deemed a different "national character" from Korea), and a widespread feeling that the existing media are doing an adequate job.
irc4ever.net /wiki/OhmyNews_forum_discusses_experiences_in_citizen_journalism   (1587 words)

 LA VANGUARDIA DIGITAL - OhmyNews or public service journalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
OhmyNews is the prime example of participatory journalism.
OhmyNews challenge as well the traditional concept of what news is and which is the best style to write them.
They are the needed dose of humble pie to not to lose sight of reality and keep OhmyNews as a model of public journalism in the 21st century, a citizenship tool to improve democracy.
www.lavanguardia.es /public/series/20050321/51179915576.html   (889 words)

 Kan valg afgøres af online-media?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Det centrale medie er udpeget til at være OhmyNews, en græsrods-netavis oprettet 2000 og siden i eksplosiv fremgang baseret på en politik om, at "every citizen is a reporter" og med ambition om at blive "the epicenter of world public opinion".
OhmyNews må i dag betragtes som verdens største medie for 'citizen journalism'.
OhmyNews engagerer 'the wired red devils', som Sydkoreas stærkt konservative medier kalder landets online-ungdom, og det var disse 'røde djævle', der mobiliserede valgkampens sidste-øjebliks online-aktiviteter.
www.djh.dk /ejour/48/48ValgKorea.html   (681 words)

 weaverluke: OhMyNews and political bias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ohmynews played a key role in getting Roh elected, and in making it politically impossible for his impeachment earlier this year to stick.
Interesting that I naively assumed that OhMyNews was representative of the country as a whole.
And that unitary quality of OhMyNews, notwithstanding the variety of individual voices that feed into it, seems to make it a powerful amplifier for a particular political point of view.
www.i-together.net /weaverluke/2004/10/ohmynews-and-political-bias.html   (378 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | South Korea's web guerrillas
At that time, OhmyNews registered as many as 20 million hits a day, although it has now settled down to around 15 million hits.
OhmyNews boasts a string of scoops, including recent revelations that the Hyundai group paid hundreds of millions of dollars secretly to North Korea just before the historic inter-Korean summit three years ago.
OhmyNews was a play on the phrase "Oh my God" which became a catchphrase of a popular comedian.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2843651.stm   (776 words)

 USATODAY.com - Citizen reporters write for South Korean site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ohmynews this week published a string of articles ranging from Roh's trip to Washington to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis to some more local matters.
While the accident attracted relatively little attention in the mainstream press initially, Ohmynews was aggressive in its coverage.
Mainstream newspapers later criticized Ohmynews, questioning whether it was ethical for a so-called reporter to incite demonstrations.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2003-05-14-korea-ohmynews_x.htm   (584 words)

 Korean Media Watch
Ohmynews suggested that both vehicles may have been at fault since the US Marine truck was stopped 2/3s over the center line.
Ohmynews also interviewed a photographer who said that it looked like there was a very good possibly that the accident was the US military vehicle's fault.
Ohmynews: The US military and the police are claiming that Captain Noh crossed the center line and caused the accident.
groups.msn.com /KoreanMediaWatch/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=1398&LastModified=4675425849780548818   (638 words)

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By several accounts, its coverage of events such as the death of two school girls crushed by a U.S. Army vehicle in an accident last summer has forced the hand of mainstream media that were downplaying the story.
Lee, one of OhmyNews' most active citizen-reporters, says he's done that to clarify a point a reader apparently misunderstood, or to answer questions people have had about what he's written.
In about three years of contributing to OhmyNews, he's averaged about 100 stories a year, mostly on family topics, often mentioning his two daughters.
www.jewishworldreview.com /0603/ohmynews.asp   (1338 words)

 Korean online newspaper enlists army of 'citizen reporters' / Multitudes log on daily to read and respond to stories
The success of OhmyNews can be attributed in part to the high level of public engagement in this heavily wired, young democracy, where less than two decades have passed since military rule ended.
With the motto "every citizen is a reporter," 5-year-old OhmyNews has engaged its audience in ways that U.S. print and television news outlets, faced with a steep decline in readers and viewers, only dream of.
For example, OhmyNews contacted Samsung for comment before publishing a Samsung worker's expose of how employees were forced to spend months of company time planning the vacation to Germany of the electronics company's chairman, Lee Kun Hee.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/18/MNG7LEPL151.DTL&feed=rss.news   (1118 words)

 Online edition of Daily News - Features
OhmyNews is in fact little more than a Web site, edited by Oh and his fellow editors and filled by ordinary members of the public - what the left-leaning Oh calls "citizen reporters" - who submit stories, comments, pictures and sometimes video by e-mail and from their cellphones.
While OhmyNews has found a place in Korean hearts, sceptics think it may not be so welcome abroad.
The English version of OhmyNews looks very little like its Korean cousin - the front page is a melting pot of different styles and topics, from night-time in Rome to Turkey's bid to join the European Union - reflecting the different way the OhmyNews model may affect news coverage elsewhere.
www.dailynews.lk /2004/10/09/fea07.html   (2541 words)

 The Communication Initiative - Thinking - Internet newspapers as Alternative Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a survey carried out by OhmyNews in September 2002, 74.8% of these 'news guerillas' were male and 43.6% were in their twenties.
In fact, OhmyNews has changed the concept of the reporter..." Interactivity is a key feature of OhmyNews: Every news article in OhmyNews has a 'comment' function that is designed to provide citizens with another opportunity to participate in news-making by providing his or her own array of facts and presenting them from a different viewpoint.
OhmyNews is certainly moving media power from the ruling class to the people, the citizens".
www.comminit.com /printversion.cgi?url=http://www.comminit.com/strategicthinking/st2004/thinking-53.html   (585 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend
Meanwhile OhmyNews offers their reporters qualified training and most of the fulltime editors are converts (the other way round!).
OhmyNews went profitable in 2003 - and is still profitable and growing.
Since June 2004 OhmyNews International in English is Online (the only part I can read from OhmyNews) and working hard to build up their global citizen reporter network.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=9124786&postID=110908433790290686   (344 words)

 International Symposium on Online Journalism :: 2005 :: News
OhmyNews started with 727 "citizen-reporters," but now has more than 37,000 citizens submitting their stories.
On a given day, OhmyNews receives 150 to 200 stories submitted by citizen-reporters, which is over 70 percent of the news content for OhmyNews.
OhmyNews' 48 staff reporters go through the screening process for their hard news or analyses.
journalism.utexas.edu /onlinejournalism/2005/news/story3.html   (600 words)

 TV News in a Postmodern World, Part XXII
Uri Party leader Chung Dong-young noted, "This election means that the old political forces that have dominated South Korean politics for 44 years are forced to leave the stage, and signals the beginning of new politics."
OhmyNews does not regard straight news articles as the standard.
Here in the U.S., the liberal radio network, Air America, is two weeks old, and Al Gore is readying to launch his new TV news network aimed at young people, presumably with a liberal slant as well.
www.donatacom.com /papers/pomo22.htm   (1128 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I posted on a relevant Usenet newsgroup and in response received a url to an article about OhmyNews written in English by Jean Min, who was then a student at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the famous technical university in Korea.
I let Jean know that this was difficult, and soon he sent me the beta version of an overhead set of directions in English about how to register, so I would be able to go through the registration process in Korean.
My first OhmyNews article was translated into Korean by a Korean netizen I had met on Usenet.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=8725182&postID=112012623027939775   (486 words)

 unmediated: OhMyNews International starts training citizen-reporters
OhMyNews International reports on their efforts to export their We Media model, which has proved to be so successful in Korea.
The topics discussed included how the OhmyNews model of reporting complements "professional" journalism, how to tailor a reporting style to a particular story and the kinds of common pitfalls new reporters should avoid.The group attending Saturday's seminar is the first wave of foreign citizen reporters in Korea writing English-language news stories and features.
The topics discussed included how the OhmyNews model of reporting complements "professional" journalism, how to tailor a reporting style to a particular story and the kinds of common pitfalls new reporters should avoid.
www.unmediated.org /archives/2004/10/ohmynews_intern.php   (770 words)

 OhmyNews citizen reporters meet in Seoul, Korea - Wikinews
OhmyNews is one of the most popular South Korean news websites, and it has played an important role in the election of reformist President Roh Moo-hyun.
OhmyNews citizen reporters holding their national flags in a ceremony on Friday evening.
Conference participants were welcomed by OhmyNews founder and CEO Oh Yeon Ho on Thursday evening.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/OhmyNews_citizen_reporters_meet_in_Seoul,_Korea   (708 words)

 Regent News
The big idea of Ohmynews is that the bloggers are organized so that one article has potentially thousands of readers.
The concept of journalism encompassing Ohmynews is not objectivity, but democracy, as every person in Korea with a computer has the opportunity to raise their voice.
Oh believes citizen reporters participate because they are passionate about the issues, voicing their opinions, and being involved in setting the agenda for discussion in their country.
www.regent.edu /news/ohmynews.html   (928 words)

 EmptyBottle.org: OhMyNews? Bah.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Well, OhMyNews is pretty neat, sure, and apparently did have some influence in the election of Noh Moo Hyun recently (which is a whole other story), but I don't think it's either quite as democratic or as elegant as it's being chalked up to be.
The basic gist of the Korean boilerplate at the site (according to my wife) states that you can send them an article anywhere up to ten 'pages', for which you are held personally (and legally) responsible in terms of veracity.
I've been watching OhMyNews for a while, and am glad to hear it could be done better.
www.emptybottle.org /glass/2003/05/ohmynews_bah.php   (1198 words)

 LA VANGUARDIA DIGITAL - OhMyNews o el periodismo de servicio público   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
El máximo exponente del periodismo participativo es OhMyNews, diario digital de Corea del Sur que ha convertido en reporteros a miles de ciudadanos, ha posibilitado el cambio político y ha transformado el panorama mediático de su país.
Cualquier ciudadano puede ser reportero en OhMyNews, una vez ha dado sus datos personales, que son comprobados por la redacción, y firma un compromiso deontológico.
Por su parte, OhMyNews también contribuye a la excelencia del trabajo de los periodistas ciudadanos a través de sesiones de formación gratuitas.
www.lavanguardia.es /public/series/20050314/51179393330.html   (992 words)

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