A group of 36 students in Western University's Master of Arts in Journalism class spent three months studying and reporting on citizen science, covering how it emerged and evolved, where it stands now and where it's going.
In This Series
Citizen Scientists: Friendly Future for DIY Tech
Who needs a fancy lab or degree to create breakthroughs? First in a series.
Science: Citizens Are Getting to the Basics
The ins and outs of citizen science, and why it can't be muzzled. Second in a series.
Looking Back on Amateur Astronomers and Blue-Collar Biologists
Citizen Science through the ages. Latest in a series.
How Activism Drives Citizen Science
For people pushing change, data can be precious. But scientists are unbiased, right?
Citizen Science: The Real Thing?
What does the scientific community think of citizen science projects?
The Promising Rise of Big Data
Scientists have too much info to sort. They're asking your help. Latest in our Citizen Science series.
Citizen Science Meets Citizen Journalism
Digging for stories, crowdsourcing data in the age of the amateur. Last in a series.