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The Berkeleyside iPhone app can now be yours for free

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We launched our iPhone app in December 2010 and it was downloadable for $1.99. Today, we are happy to announce that we have made the app free of charge.

The Berkeleyside iPhone app has all the news from Berkeleyside, a tab to find our latest tweets, a neat gallery display of the photos on our Flickr pool and a search function.

Many of our readers also use the app’s citizen reporter capability to send us stories — be it a crime scene they have chanced upon, or a flock of wild turkeys strolling the city’s streets. You can take a photo with your iPhone and then send it directly to us with a note to tell us what’s happening. … Continue reading »

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Calling all citizen journalists — we have an app for that

A young citizen reporter sent us this photo of a new shed on the Berkeley High campus
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Berkeleyside was founded by three professional journalists, but we’re ardent believers in the power of citizen journalism, where many members of the community take an active role in collecting and reporting what goes on.

Already, many of the stories we publish here are the result of tips from readers, sent in by email or left in the comments section.

Now we have come up with another way for Berkeleyans to do citizen journalism with one of the features of our … Continue reading »

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YouTube teams with J-School to make CitizenTube

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UC Berkeley journalism students are already running all around the Bay Area, notepads in hand, digging up stories for a number of local news sites.

In a partnership just announced by YouTube, the students now will also be recording video of news events that will be uploaded to CitizenTube, a new news site.

YouTube will also be funneling other breaking news video to the site, by both professional and citizen journalists. The idea is to locate all … Continue reading »

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