Download Star Reports, A Citizen Journalism Mobile App
The Star newspaper received a grant from the World Association of Newspapers through the Mobile News in Africa Project to implement a citizen journalism mobile application project which has been named Star Reports. Star Reports is our answer to the question of whether collaboration between traditional media and citizens is possible. In a three step process the user can sign up, create and share their story. The app’s interface is easy to navigate. Star Reports is hyperlocal in that it allows the user to create their story and share it with people in Kenya. This means that there will be no more getting lost in hashtags or getting distracted with foreign links; users will be able to get news filed by people from all counties in Kenya. All reports sent by users will be loaded on the report stream and citizen reports will also be uploaded on a dedicated website. The ‘reports’ will be anything that the user considers important - traffic, weddings, sports, graduation ceremonies, election related stories - the possibilities are endless. Scan the Quick Response code to download the app.