The “gamification” of most news websites has involved tacking on a points system, throwing in some badges and maybe a leaderboard, in an attempt to entice users to do things like comment prolifically (Huffington Post), or contribute photos and videos (CNN’s iReport). The hope is that by providing positive reinforcement for these actions, users will […]

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By Alok Verma   The news videos that we see on a regular basis from across India illustrate the potential of citizen reporters to not only document under-reported stories, but to do so from remote parts of the country that have long been either inaccessible to reporters or for the lack of their mind-share. The […]

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By Alok Verma With traditional facing serious challenge from social media enthusiasts journalists have now begun to earnestly ponder over the need for finding ways to engage with audiences, whether online or in person. Since most of our media organizations are so habitual of treating their audience with utmost indifference in view of the current […]

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