In 2012 the Public Journalism Club launched My News citizen reporting platform which system encourages Internet users to turn from passive news consumers into active news creators by using games and an incentive system.
My News is a platform for citizen reporters and professional media giving them an opportunity to raise problems of social and community importance, tell untold stories, share thoughts and opinions through the means of text, photo reports and videos.
My News users receive qualifying points for each report and the most active ones may appear among the leading correspondents.
Authors of most comprehensive and significant reports receive a special prize – glasses with My News logo (limited edition).
My News users also have a chance to participate in frequent reporting contests with valuable prizes.
Citizen reporters have actively covered national elections in Armenia since 2012. For 2 years, 2012-2013 years, Public Journalism Club has trained over 150 people in Yerevan and marzes of Armenin. They then became extensively involved in the coverage of elections.
Citizen reporters also actively cover important social and community issues seeking to publicize and find instant solutions to those problems.
Editors of Public Journalism Club and My News platform support all citizen reporters arranging re-publication of their reports in online mass media, as well as reaching out to the relevant institutions to discuss the covered problems, voicing the concerns of public reporters and supporting the solutions to those problems.
My News platform was created with the support of a number of international contributors which include Alternative Resources in Media project, Armenian representatives of Counterpart International Armenia, Government of Norway, Open Society Foundations – Armenia.
On January 29, at 16:00, the Public Journalism Club will hold a webinar entitled “Advancing media literacy – Sharing US examples” led by USA media expert Sherri Culver. Attention! The webinar is for policy makers, preschools’ directors, teachers, education and media experts. To participate in the webinar, you need to fill out the following application form byJanuary 19, 2021
📌Taking into account the situation created in Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and South Caucasus as a result of the statement made by Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on 9 November 2020 on ceasing destructive hostilities unleashed on 27 September 2020 by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh with the support of Turkey and involvement of mercenary terrorists, 📌the lack ofJanuary 11, 2021
Basis for media literacy is created in the early childhood – Discussing insights and best practices from Finnish media education
Societal trends, such as digitalization and the growing meaning of media in our daily lives, are current topics in the educational discussions around the world: What role does the media play in the lives of children? How can we empower children and youth to use opportunities offered by the new media, but also support themJanuary 7, 2021
Journalists, cameramen, and other media representatives are entrusted with the task of narrating and documenting the pain and trauma of people in a variety of crisis situations, such as pandemics and war. Content creators bring a lot of painful, impactful, and tragic stories to the audience. Often their psychological readiness is ignored, being perceived asDecember 30, 2020
The new policy of systemic media literacy in Finland targets not only children and adolescents but also adults which is an opportunity to achieve big goals faster. On November 30, Public Journalism Club and Media Centre organized a webinar entitled “Systematic Media Literacy through Participatory Policy Development – Sharing Finnish examples” moderated by Finnish mediaDecember 7, 2020
Power up Youth Armenia Public Journalism Club has launched a new project entitled “Power up Youth Armenia” project, with the support of Open Society Foundations-Armenia. The project is implemented during the period of February-December, 2021. The project goals are to assist youth in the regions of Armenia to fight against disinformation and fake news, toJanuary 26, 2021
The Public Journalism Club has launched the “Rapid Response Fund Initiative” program, which will cover the period of December 31, 2020-May 31, 2021. The project is funded by the EED (European Endowment for Democracy). The program primarily targets journalists, cameramen, photo-journalists, documentarians, video editors, managers of media outlets covering the second Artsakh War and itsDecember 30, 2020