What's a uView?Why would I want to write for CM - why not another site?How do I submit a uView?I'm not tech savvy and I'm short of time - how can this site work for me?Will The Citizens Media edit my submissions?Can I submit my uViews directly onto the site?What else is involved in submitting uViews?Can…
What's a uView?
Each uView enables users to post comments, rate content, subscribe to feeds.
Whether it's a poll, a quote or a uView, The Citizens Media is media for the people, by the people. It's free, it's easy, it's non-filtered and it's here to stay.
3. Flexible, Open Content:
uViews can be quite literally anything. Be it an article, a letter, an event, a discussion, a video, art, a rant or a photograph, media is meant to communicate to you.
At The Citizens Media, we believe the VOICE OF THE MEDIA should belong to the people – so we decided to give this a name. uViews are media that belongs to you! Read More...
Why would I want to write for CM - why not another site?
1. It's a FREE OPPORTUNITY
In submitting your own content through CM, you have a free opportunity to promote your business, your events and your opinions - right from the heart of your home community.
2. It's GRASSROOTS MEDIA
If you're passionate about making a difference in your community, you'll be passionate about CM. It's citizen advocacy online!
3. It's EASY!
With The Citizens Media, all you need is right here:
Still not convinced? Already have your own site? What have you got to loose - duplicate your content here... and see where is goes!
4. It's a ONE-STOP-SHOP
for all your media needs. The Citizens Media will soon become a collaboration of networked Community Media. This means:
How do I submit a uView?
1. First you need to register an account. We only need the basics (though you can promote yourself by developing your profile whenever you please).
2. To work on anything to do with developing your content on this site, click on 'My uViews' (you'll find it located in the top navigation bar of this page).
3. You'll be guided through the process step-by-step. Creating a uView is not all that dissimilar to using word. If you have any difficulties, there are plenty of ways we can help (please refer to questions below)
4. You'll be asked to:
5. Then PUBLISH.
I'm not tech savvy, and I'm short of time... How can this site work for me?
We're here to help you! Regardless of your community, your country, your ability or your wealth, because this is ' the citizens' media, we are committed to empowering equal opportunity to participate - no voice means more or less than another.
As this site evolves, we will do all we can to make your experience as user-friendly as we can. Continue to give us your feedback, and we'll continue to offer you more.
1. Free EDITORIAL SYSTEM.
Although you are free to directly submit any content you wish, The Citizens Media has developed an editorial system to help you with your content build.
Submit all that you can and leave the rest to us.
2. uView COMMENT THREADS
Once you've saved your uView, within the build system (CMS), you’ll notice a comment thread attached to the foot of your 'pre-published viewing' page. This is an easy way enabling us to chat. Let us know what help you need, and we’ll do our best to please.
3. CONTACT INFORMATION
You'll find all the contact information you need is easily accessible from the menu within the CMS.
Will The Citizens Media edit my submissions?
No, not unless you ask us to. Nothing you submit goes live unless you approve. You are your own publisher, so you get the final say!
Can I submit my uViews directly onto the site?
Sure you can. Once you’ve completed the build, you have the choice to either submit directly, or send to the Editorial Team.
What else is involved in submitting uViews?
Not a whole lot - but if it suits, you can:
Can I change my uView once it's published?
Yes, you can re-edit or archive your uView as and when you please. You are your own publisher, and this is your media.
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