TKclass: Crowdsourcing tools

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This is for "Trends in Communication & Information Technology," JOUR 4871-003, fall 2012, University of Colorado Boulder

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TKclass: Crowdsourcing tools

  1. 1. Crowdsourcing Part 1Trends in Communication & Information Technology JOUR 4871-003
  2. 2. Crowdsourcing is an ESSENTIAL part of journalism now Video (2:45min)
  3. 3. A wealth of crowdsourcing tools for journalists
  4. 4. Opportunistic crowdsourcingTerrorist Potential crowdsourcing tools?bombing
  5. 5. Opportunistic crowdsourcingTerrorist Potential crowdsourcing toolsbombing
  6. 6. Opportunistic crowdsourcing: Geofeedia Geofeedia: draw map, find recent tweets, photos, video from the crowd
  7. 7. Opportunistic crowdsourcing: Geofeedia Geofeedia: collage view
  8. 8. Opportunistic crowdsourcing: Social apps
  9. 9. Asking the crowd for (free) help View webpage
  10. 10. Ask users of mobile apps for photos, video (Similar: Meporter app)
  11. 11. Crowdsourcing via Google Hangout On Air Video (2:30min)
  12. 12. Public Insight Network crowdsourcing • Online tools to find otherwise difficult- to-find sources, experts for your reporting • 140,000 sources in database • Collaborative opportunities with 60 other newsrooms, university journalism programs • Work with CU’s “PIN analysts” • EXAMPLE: CU concealed-carry, guns inAcademic partners: CU-Boulder, Arizona State, classroom University of Missouri, University of Montana
  13. 13. Public Insight Network crowdsourcing Who can be a PIN source? ... ANYONE! • College student • Your mom, dad, sister, brother • Ski instructor • Politician • Police officer • Homeless person (who uses library for Internet) • Musician • Private pilot • NCAR scientist ...
  14. 14. Pay for content collected by contributors London-based; operates worldwide
  15. 15. Pay for content collected by contributors Demotix daily e-mail assignments Smartphone app for Demotix reporters, photographers
  16. 16. Pay users of mobile app for photos, video
  17. 17. Pay users of mobile app to help you• Make assignments to the crowd, eyewitnesses• $4 - $100• Ask for photos, video, fact-checking, etc.• Free smartphone app for “Gigwalkers”
  18. 18. Crowdsourcing is HUGE (not just for news)

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