Crowd sourcing

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Crowd sourcing

  1. 1. News media’s changing Relationship with Audiences
  2. 2. Reasons for Changes• Technological: networked comm enabled by internet and comm devices• Social/Cultural: de-professionalization, some claim flattening hierarchies• Economic: Funding models for news collapsing
  3. 3. Origins of Term• Jeff Howe, Wired, 2006
  4. 4. Wisdom of CrowdsJames Surowiecki• Individuals operating independently of each other will collectively make better decisions than experts
  5. 5. Examples
  6. 6. Crowd Funding• Audience pays for news to get reported
  7. 7. Meaning?

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