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Tips, tricks and tools for finding eyewitnesses during breaking news, identifying expert sources, conducting crowdsourcing projects and curating social media. Presented 10/2013 at Newstrain seattle.

Tips, tricks and tools for finding eyewitnesses during breaking news, identifying expert sources, conducting crowdsourcing projects and curating social media. Presented 10/2013 at Newstrain seattle.

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    Tap Into the Crowd: Searching & Crowdsourcing for Journalists Tap Into the Crowd: Searching & Crowdsourcing for Journalists Presentation Transcript

    • #NewstrainNW
    • •  Search by keywords, location, time •  Search quickly - before the stream is taken over by reaction
    • Twxplorer.knightlab.com
    • Twxplorer.knightlab.com
    • •  LinkedIn for Journalists – join the group. •  Premium service: free for journalists who do a 35-minute webinar. •  Keep your profile current and robust so potential sources can find you.
    • •  Gathering info using Forms •  Results flow into a shareable spreadsheet •  Can do surveys
    • (n) The act of organizing and maintaining a collection of media and information around a particular subject or area.
    • Mandy Jenkins mjenkins@digitalfirstmedia.com @mjenkins Blog: Zombiejournalism.com MandyJenkins.com These slides & more at slideshare.net/mandyjenkins
    • Credits •  Steve Buttry contributed some slide images •  Doug Haddix contributed Mappeo and Ban.Jo videos