Online Journalism: Wikis

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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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  • 1. Online journalism: wikis
    Paul Bradshaw
    Senior Lecturer, Online Journalism, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses.com)
    Blogger, Online Journalism Blog
  • 2. wiki wiki
  • 3. “fast”
  • 4. anyone
  • 5. edit
  • 6. history
  • 7. discussion
  • 8. collaboration
  • 9. The public wikiThe article wikiThe internal wiki
  • 10. What do your readers know?
  • 11. LA Times ‘wikitorial’
  • 12. Wired
  • 13. problems
  • 14. vandalism
  • 15. inaccuracy
  • 16. Lack of activity
  • 17. registration
  • 18. moderation
  • 19. promotion
  • 20. Clear objective and guidelines
  • 21. Not a replacement, but an enhancement
  • 22. HistoriesTips ListsCorrectionsContacts & leads…?
  • 23. PBwikiSocial TextXwikiZohowikiGoogle Docs
  • 24. 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?
  • 25. (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
  • 26. 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?
  • 27. (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
  • 28. How can you engage more in online communities?
  • 29. Things to do next...
    Engage in a new community - lurk, contribute, create…
    Then plan one of your own - and the POST strategy for it
  • 30. 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