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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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  • 1. Crowdsourcing Part 1Trends in Communication & Information Technology JOUR 4871-003
  • 2. Crowdsourcing is an ESSENTIAL part of journalism now Video (2:45min)
  • 3. A wealth of crowdsourcing tools for journalists
  • 4. Opportunistic crowdsourcingTerrorist Potential crowdsourcing tools?bombing
  • 5. Opportunistic crowdsourcingTerrorist Potential crowdsourcing toolsbombing
  • 6. Opportunistic crowdsourcing: Geofeedia Geofeedia: draw map, find recent tweets, photos, video from the crowd
  • 7. Opportunistic crowdsourcing: Geofeedia Geofeedia: collage view
  • 8. Opportunistic crowdsourcing: Social apps
  • 9. Asking the crowd for (free) help View webpage
  • 10. Ask users of mobile apps for photos, video (Similar: Meporter app)
  • 11. Crowdsourcing via Google Hangout On Air Video (2:30min)
  • 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. 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. Pay for content collected by contributors London-based; operates worldwide
  • 15. Pay for content collected by contributors Demotix daily e-mail assignments Smartphone app for Demotix reporters, photographers
  • 16. Pay users of mobile app for photos, video
  • 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. Crowdsourcing is HUGE (not just for news)