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Presentation as part of a Year 2 undergraduate module on Online Journalism. Part of the degree in Journalism at Birmingham City University's School of Media.

Presentation as part of a Year 2 undergraduate module on Online Journalism. Part of the degree in Journalism at Birmingham City University's School of Media.

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    Online Journalism: Wikis Online Journalism: Wikis Presentation Transcript

    • Online journalism: wikis
      Paul Bradshaw
      Senior Lecturer, Online Journalism, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses.com)
      Blogger, Online Journalism Blog
    • wiki wiki
    • “fast”
    • anyone
    • edit
    • history
    • discussion
    • collaboration
    • The public wikiThe article wikiThe internal wiki
    • What do your readers know?
    • LA Times ‘wikitorial’
    • Wired
    • problems
    • vandalism
    • inaccuracy
    • Lack of activity
    • registration
    • moderation
    • promotion
    • Clear objective and guidelines
    • Not a replacement, but an enhancement
    • HistoriesTips ListsCorrectionsContacts & leads…?
    • PBwikiSocial TextXwikiZohowikiGoogle Docs
    • Do something now
      Think of how you might use a public wiki for a story/issue in your area
      Present your idea to others & discuss – why would you contribute? Why this and not another platform?
    • (Some suggestions from earlier)
      Story behind the store
      Fashion tips
      History of trends, designer profiles
      Experiences of giving up smoking/etc.
      Experiences of emergency services
      Best & worst schools
      School memories
      School services – yoga, etc.
      Festival celebrations
      Afro-C food tips
      Traffic hotspots
      11 circle route guide
      Band, venue
      Gay village nights out guide
      History of ‘being gay’
      Women in sport
      Bad/good experiences with tech
      New technologies – tips
      Get best out of mobile phone/ipod – hidden features & downloads
      Dodgy downloads
      Experiences of crime
      Travel stories – how Polish got here
      Schools, settling in, jobs, English
    • The challenge
      How can you create a more active community around your site? (POST – People, Objective, Strategy, Technology)
      How can you be a more active community member?
    • (Some suggestions from earlier)
      Not ‘one audience’…
      Thanking blogs on their comments with link to ENO
      Flash mobs – hug a tree? – mobile
      Rickrolling for eco-heads (viral) – litter happy slapping –
      A big idea – community project
      Email signature
      on blogroll
      Actively seeking out new blogs & commenting/linking (being nice)
      Bookmarking in Delicious, Digg, Reddit
      Facebook fan page & groups
      Merchandise – Screenshirt, Moo cards, stickers
      Widget for others to put on site – Feedburner
      Pledge widget
      Forums
      Twitterfeed
      Delicious network
      Flickr thanks
    • How can you engage more in online communities?
    • Things to do next...
      Engage in a new community - lurk, contribute, create…
      Then plan one of your own - and the POST strategy for it
    • paul.bradshaw@bcu.ac.uk
      Twitter.com/paulbradshaw
      Paul Bradshaw
      Course Director, MA Online Journalism, School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses.com)
      Blogger, Online Journalism Blog