Monday, February 23, 2009

Deaf activist says, "Train citizens with the skills necessary to be effective reporters"

Brein McNamara, who is deaf, is a winner of the 2008 Knight News Challenge.

Mr. NcNamara is also an activist trying to get for the deaf minority "equitable access to the tools of citizen journalism in American Sign Language." Here is why he supports citizen journalism:
Many everyday people have looked at their communities and tried to answer for the lack of information that exists. This is especially important when such a lack is a root cause at the persistence of many other problems in the community. This is why I wish to step up; something needs to be done. This is what forms citizen journalism, those who step up to answer the needs of their community.

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