Citizen journalism in “El Colombiano”

May 7th, 2008 | By Vidar Meisingseth | Category: News

The Medellin-based national newspaper El Colombiano http://www.elcolombiano.com/
in Colombia, now has installed and uses the VG News Portal as an important tool in their citizen journalism.

- VG News Portal is a great opportunity to create communities of readers interested in hyperlocal contents, tells Catalina Montoya Piedrahita, head of the portal in the Colombian media company.
- And VG News Portal has been a very good way to find new sources and stories, tells Catalina which work in a country with about 44 million citizens.
The portal team visited El Colombia earlier this spring. – We met an extremely well prepared organization for the new tool, tells Vidar Meisingseth, project manager in VG News Portal.
The newspaper finds the portal so interesting that they also have sent Catalina on an internship in Verdens Gang in Oslo in June to see and learn how the successful Schibsted-company uses the tipp-portal.
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