The Making of Greg’s Vigil

There is a certain buzz in a newsroom when deadline is approaching and it’s something most journalists come to relish. It’s that same buzz of a looming publication deadline which was in the air when CitizenJ put together its first news package. The story was about Greg Rolles, a Brisbane man who decided to hold a seven-day vigil outside the Pinkenba refugee transit centre. His aim was to raise awareness of refugee rights. CitizenJ spoke to Greg before his vigil and he agreed to make his own personal video of his thoughts and feelings throughout the protest. A number of photographers and radio journalists also visited Greg throughout the week. At the end of it all we had Greg into… Read More →

Get experimental with CitizenJ

Think you’ve got what it takes to reinvent or create an entirely new medium for the way news is sourced, produced and consumed in Australia? We want to hear from you! The Experiments Competition is calling on creatives and entrepreneurs from around Australia to share in $30 000 and help shape the unpredictable future of citizen journalism with some unconventional new ideas. We want to see projects that have relevance in a regional setting, take advantage of the proposed high-speed broadband network and have the potential to be commercialised or scaled up. Successful applicants will receive up to $10 000 to craft a project in The Edge’s newly installed professional newsroom that will potentially have application to be delivered across… Read More →