SellaBand is based in Amsterdam, the creative capital of Europe. Since its launch in August 2006, SellaBand has coordinated recording sessions for 37 artists or acts who had their albums funded by their fans. Over $3,000,000 has been invested in independent bands via www.sellaband.com.


Slicethepie is a financing platform for the music industry that enables new and established Artists to raise money directly from Music Fans and Investors.

Participatory Journalism

Brian McNair, Journalism in the 21st century — evolution, not extinction, Journalism, Jun 2009; vol. 10: pp. 347 - 349.

Chris Atton, Why alternative journalism matters, Journalism 2009; 10; 283

Deborah Soun Chung, Profits and Perils: Online News Producers’ Perceptions of Interactivity and Uses of Interactive Features, Convergence, Feb 2007; vol. 13: pp. 43 - 61.

Einar Thorsen, Journalistic objectivity redefined? Wikinews and the neutral point of view, New Media Society 2008; 10; 935

Helena Sousa, Information Technologies, Social Change and the Future: The Case of Online Journalism in Portugal, European Journal of Communication, Sep 2006; vol. 21: pp. 373 - 387.

Luke Goode, Social news, citizen journalism and democracy, New Media & Society, Dec 2009; vol. 11: pp. 1287 - 1305.

Mark Deuze, Ethnic media, community media and participatory culture, Journalism, Aug 2006; vol. 7: pp. 262 - 280.

Mark Deuze, What is journalism?: Professional identity and ideology of journalists reconsidered, Journalism, Nov 2005; vol. 6: pp. 442 - 464.

Mark Deuze and Timothy Marjoribanks, Newswork, Journalism 2009; 10; 555

Neil Thurman, Forums for citizen journalists? Adoption of user generated content initiatives by online news media, New Media & Society, Feb 2008; vol. 10: pp. 139 - 157.

S. Elizabeth Bird, The future of journalism in the digital environment, Journalism, Jun 2009; vol. 10: pp. 293 - 295.

Wilson Lowrey, Mapping the journalism–blogging relationship, Journalism 2006; 7; 477


Digital Media and Learning Competition

Participatory Learning
HASTAC and the MacArthur Foundation are excited to launch the third year of the Digital Media and Learning Competition. Today, young people are learning, socializing, and participating in civic life in dramatic new ways and assessing information in ways never before imagined. They are reimagining learning on a daily basis and are engaged in what is called "participatory learning." The 2010 Digital Media and Learning Competition challenges designers, entrepreneurs, practitioners, researchers, and young people to put participatory learning to work on behalf of science, technology, engineering, math and their social contexts in the 21st century.

The online application system will open January 15, so now's the time to develop your ideas and pull your information together. Click here to see what you will need to include in your application. 2008 Competition Winners

Digital Exclusion in the Information Society

Exclusão Digital na Sociedade de Informação / Digital Exclusion in the Information Society (Lisboa, FMH, 29 e 30 de Janeiro de 2010)