StoryCheck - GEN Hackathon 2013

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StoryCheck - Your personal editor in your pocket
GEN Hackathon 2013 Presentation (Keynote export)
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StoryCheck - GEN Hackathon 2013

  1. 1. WEST CAPE NEWS Your Editor in Your Pocket With thanks to Kanthan Pillay and Colin Howell
  2. 2. Target Under-resourced newsrooms
  3. 3. Problems - Overworked editor - No time for briefing - Staffed by junior journalists and unskilled volunteers
  4. 4. Solution A mobile-based story checklist app to ensure all bases are covered
  5. 5. Choose a story type Choose a Story Type Accidents Biography Budget Adoption Courts - Civil Action Courts - Verdict Stories Crime Disaster Feature Fire Interview Meeting News Conference Obituary Political Speech Sport GEN Hackathon 2013
  6. 6. Choose a Story Type Accidents Biography Budget Adoption Courts - Civil Action Courts - Verdict Stories Crime Disaster Feature Fire Interview Meeting News Conference Obituary Political Speech Sport GEN Hackathon 2013 Edit your checklist Service delivery protests Political Speech Why we are delivering Tap to add notes Tap to add notes Tap to add notes 200 people rowdy Tap to add notes Increasing service delivery protests Speaker's main point Quotes to support main point Audience: number, makeup, reacti... Additional points raised by speaker Background to major point GEN Hackathon 2013
  7. 7. Service delivery protests Political Speech Why we are delivering Tap to add notes Tap to add notes Tap to add notes 200 people rowdy Tap to add notes Speaker's main point Quotes to support main point Audience: number, makeup, reacti... Additional points raised by speaker Add a headline Mark - Done - Not Done - N/A See progress at a glance Service delivery protests Political Speech Why we are delivering Tap to add notes Tap to add notes Tap to add notes 200 people rowdy Tap to add notes Speaker's main point Quotes to support main point Audience: number, makeup, reacti... Additional points raised by speaker
  8. 8. Service delivery protests Political Speech Why we are delivering Tap to add notes Tap to add notes Tap to add notes 200 people rowdy Tap to add notes Increasing service delivery protests Speaker's main point Quotes to support main point Audience: number, makeup, reacti... Additional points raised by speaker Background to major point GEN Hackathon 2013 Add notes to story componentsQ 1 W 2 E 3 R 4 T 5 Y 6 U 7 I 8 O 9 P 0 A S D F G H J K L Z X C V B N M ?123 Notes 200 people rowdy| Audience: number, makeup, reactions GEN Hackathon 2013
  9. 9. Q 1 W 2 E 3 R 4 T 5 Y 6 U 7 I 8 O 9 P 0 A S D F G H J K L Z X C V B N M ?123 Notes 200 people rowdy| Audience: number, makeup, reactions GEN Hackathon 2013 Track progress across your active stories My Stories BY DATE BY TYPE BY HEADLINE AUGUST 2013 Service delivery protests 27.08.2013 / Political Speech Upcoming ANC rally 29.08.2013 / Political Speech Councillors and their perks 31.08.2013 / Investigation SEPTEMBER 2013 Hackathon 2013 07.09.2013 / Tech Event Progress in public transport in CT 10.09.2013 / Investigation Power blackouts in Worcester 12.09.2013 / Ongoing Research GEN Hackathon 2013
  10. 10. My Stories BY DATE BY TYPE BY HEADLINE AUGUST 2013 Service delivery protests 27.08.2013 / Political Speech Upcoming ANC rally 29.08.2013 / Political Speech Councillors and their perks 31.08.2013 / Investigation SEPTEMBER 2013 Hackathon 2013 07.09.2013 / Tech Event Progress in public transport in CT 10.09.2013 / Investigation Power blackouts in Worcester Add new story or search existing Sort your stories easily See how complete your stories are
  11. 11. My Stories BY DATE BY TYPE BY HEADLINE AUGUST 2013 Service delivery protests 27.08.2013 / Political Speech Upcoming ANC rally 29.08.2013 / Political Speech Councillors and their perks 31.08.2013 / Investigation SEPTEMBER 2013 Hackathon 2013 07.09.2013 / Tech Event Progress in public transport in CT 10.09.2013 / Investigation Power blackouts in Worcester 12.09.2013 / Ongoing Research GEN Hackathon 2013 Learn how to write better stories Tips and Hints Elections provide a unique opportunity for journalists... 1. Use simple sentences 2. Write clearly and simply... The most important thing to remember when repor... Photographs can add enormous value to a news art... No story is worth dying for. Government websites: http://www.capetown.gov ... Covering elections Estimate the size of a crowd Writing recipe Interviewing techniques Shooting great pictures Surviving the story GEN Hackathon 2013 Concert and sports events Estimate the size of a crowd GEN Hackathon 2013 1. Use simple sentences 2. Write clearly and simply 3. Achieve rhythm by varying sentence and paragraph lengths 4. Use simple words whenever possible 5. Use the correct word. If you are unsure, check the dictionary – and if you need another word look it up in a thesaurus 6. Write with conviction, sincerity and 7. Use quotes to strengthen your story – but ensure they are accurate 8. Describe smell, feel, taste and sight to “paint” a word picture for the reader Writing Recipe GEN Hackathon 2013
  12. 12. Thank you WEST CAPE NEWS With thanks to Kanthan Pillay and Colin Howell

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