Put the Crowd to Work

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These are slides for a crowdsourcing workshop for the Daily Times in Farmington, N.M.

These are slides for a crowdsourcing workshop for the Daily Times in Farmington, N.M.

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  • Most of the examples I am using for this workshop will be websites, but I will also show some screenshots.

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  • 1. Put the crowd to work Crowdsourcing for news & fun Steve Buttry Bennington Banner March 22, 2013
  • 2. Read more about it• stevebuttry.wordpress.com• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• sbuttry@digitalfirstmedia.com• @stevebuttry
  • 3. What’s a story you plan to work on next week?
  • 4. Why crowdsource?• It saves time• Connecting with sources has always been one of a journalist’s most important jobs• You bring more voices to your news reports• You engage the community
  • 5. Why pets?
  • 6. Set the stage• Build engaged community (follow people, converse with them)• Use multiple platforms (Twitter, Facebook, website, blog, newspaper, IRL)• Do the groundwork (don’t expect the public to do your job; invite them to tell their stories)
  • 7. Crowdsourcing tips• Say what you know• Say what you don’t know• Say what you want/need to know• Don’t spread rumors lightly; question• Vet sources & information• Seek niche crowdsourcing opportunities
  • 8. Things to consider• Doesn’t work in every situation (what tool or technique does?)• Is it appropriate for this story?• Match tone to the situation?
  • 9. Our old processGraphics by Meg Pickard
  • 10. Digital First processGraphics by Meg Pickard
  • 11. Throughout the process• Seek story ideas & tips• Ask questions as you gather info• Share data with community• Ask public to continue the conversation
  • 12. Open up interviews
  • 13. Varying situations• Investigations
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  • 19. Varying situations• Investigations• Breaking news
  • 20. Say what you don’t know
  • 21. Varying situations• Investigations• Breaking news• Annual, seasonal stories
  • 22. Varying situations• Investigations• Breaking news• Annual, seasonal stories• Community info
  • 23. Varying situations• Investigations• Breaking news• Annual, seasonal stories• Community info• Seek photos
  • 24. Varying situations• Investigations• Breaking news• Annual, seasonal stories• Community info• Seek photos• Crowdmaps
  • 25. Breaking news maps
  • 26. Varying situations• Investigations• Breaking news• Annual, seasonal stories• Community info• Seek photos• Crowdmaps• Seek opinions
  • 27. Your next storyDiscuss crowdsourcing approaches for astory you will be working on this week.
  • 28. Hashtag helps virality
  • 29. Follow up• stevebuttry.wordpress.com• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• sbuttry@digitalfirstmedia.com• @stevebuttry