Citizen Journalism has a rich history in America’s landscape of the free press, usually in reaction to coverage of events lacking by major media. Though many bloggers have taken this ball & run with it, citizen journalism has recently exploded like never before.
Prior and upon the election of 2008, when the most liberal president in America’s history was voted into office, many citizens have felt that major media was too bias to provide objective or accurate reporting of politics or events. This not only created a starvation for other sources of news but also an urge for many to pick up their cameras and video recorders and report on the news that major media can’t or won’t cover. Keyboard Militia is one of many blogs and websites which have launched in an effort to assist with that mission.
In this section you’ll find both content and links to blogs and websites that either work toward this mission or provide excellent content where the major media has fallen short:
Contributors on Keyboard Militia
Mark Polege is an Army veteran, Citizen Journalist/Photo Journalist, in the St.Louis, Missouri region and writes at Keyboard Militia and Red Laws. He has been documenting the St.Louis Tea Party since nearly the beginning back in early 2009. Mark has also worked among the small group of media bloggers to help give an accurate face to the St.Louis Tea Party Movement. His photos have appeared on numerous websites including Gateway Pundit, Moonbattery, and the website of Dana Loesch, co-founder of the St.Louis Tea Party, radio talkshow host for 97.1 FM, and editor of BigJournalism.com. His collection of photos can also be found on Flickr. Mark has also published numerous articles at Examiner.com and Demotix on Progressive organizations, citizen journalism, and the Tea Party. He is also proud to be one of the contributors at Breitbart.com. Here are more of his Articles & Photography on KM.
Sharp Elbows was inspired by the Tea Party movement and spawned from the “create blog” button at the top of Gateway Pundit, SharpElbows.Net was formed with the intention of exposing and defeating the left using what Saul Alinsky called “man’s most potent weapon,” ridicule. Sharp Elbows has been an active media blogger in the St.Louis region for over 2 years covering townhall events, St.Louis Tea Party events, and others. His work has been seen on FOX NEWS and many other news websites including Big Journalism and Big Government. Sharp Elbows is a perfect example of the power of citizen video journalists.
The P/O’ed Patriot is Patch Washington Adams and describes himself as simply a Patriot and Historian. However, his insight and tenacious research into government corruption and the liberal and communist indoctrination makes his posts always informative and a great read.
Other Great Citizen Journalism Websites