Crowdsourcing and Curation

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Tools and tactics for managing crowdsourcing projects, working with readers and incorporating social media into news coverage. Presented August 2013 at the Summer School for Investigative Reporting at SSE Riga, Latvia.

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Crowdsourcing and Curation

  1. 1. A  group  of  people  working  toward  a  single   goal  using  whatever  tools  they  need,  in   person  and  online.     -­‐  Amanda  Michel,  The  Guardian  US  
  2. 2. •  More  than  20,000  parBcipants   •  17,000  documents  reviewed  in  the  first  80   hours  alone   •  For  one  week’s  worth  of  developer  work,   caught  up  to  larger  staff  w/more  Bme   •  Tons  of  great  stories  that  led  to   punishment,    resignaBons  and  changes  
  3. 3. •  Gathering  info  using   Forms   •  Results  flow  into  a   shareable   spreadsheet   •  Can  do  surveys  
  4. 4. (n)  The  act  of  organizing  and  maintaining  a   collecBon  of  media  and  informaBon   around  a  parBcular  subject  or  area.    
  5. 5. Mandy Jenkins mandyjenkins@gmail.com @mjenkins MandyJenkins.com These slides & more at slideshare.net/mandyjenkins

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