Mobcasting The News: Crowdsourcing, Volunteers and Journalism

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Powerpoint I use when I give my stump speech on the history of crowdsourcing, how we use it at NPR and how the Internet is changing volunteerism

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Mobcasting The News: Crowdsourcing, Volunteers and Journalism

  1. 1. mobcasting the news: crowdsourcing, volunteers & journalism Andy Carvin National Public Radio USA [email_address] andycarvin.com twitter.com/acarvin slides: scribd.com/acarvin
  2. 2. What is crowdsourcing?
  3. 3. Inviting the public to help complete a task or solve a problem.
  4. 4. 10+ million articles, 250+ languages
  5. 5. John Harrison and the Longitude Prize
  6. 6. + John Harrison and the Longitude Prize
  7. 7. + John Harrison and the Longitude Prize
  8. 8. + John Harrison and the Longitude Prize =
  9. 9. + John Harrison and the Longitude Prize =
  10. 10. Napoleon’s Race to the Can
  11. 11. + Napoleon’s Race to the Can
  12. 12. + Napoleon’s Race to the Can Nicolas Appert
  13. 13. + Napoleon’s Race to the Can = Nicolas Appert
  14. 14. + Napoleon’s Race to the Can = Nicolas Appert
  15. 15. + Napoleon’s Race to the Can =
  16. 16. xprize.org
  17. 17. it’s not always about the money.
  18. 18. kobe earthquake, 1995, by matsuoka yoshiaki.
  19. 19. donate blood
  20. 20. donate blood donate money
  21. 21. donate blood donate money ???
  22. 22. donate blood donate money donate information
  23. 23. 9/11, by remko van dokkum
  24. 24. groups.yahoo.com/group/sept11info
  25. 25. donate blood donate money donate information
  26. 26. donate blood donate money donate information donate skills
  27. 27. Amazon Mechanical Turk (mturk.com)
  28. 30. 50,000+ volunteers, 20,000 photos
  29. 31. 50,000+ volunteers, 20,000 photos Result? No Steve Fossett.
  30. 32. "The crowdsourcing thing added a level of complexity that we didn't need, because 99.9999 percent of the people who were doing it didn't have the faintest idea what they're looking for….There may come a day when this technology is capable of doing what it says it can deliver, but boy, that's not now." – Civil Air Patrol Major Cynthia Ryan, quoted in Wired.com, 11/06/07
  31. 33. lesson learned?
  32. 34. lesson learned? give people realistic tasks they can accomplish effectively and accurately .
  33. 35. crowdsourcing + journalism
  34. 36. publick occurrences both forreign and domestick Benjamin Harris, Publisher September 1690, Boston
  35. 37. ?
  36. 38. your news here
  37. 39. Your news here.
  38. 40. GUARD ADAM THEM THEY AT WAYLAND BROWN FOR KISSING VENUS CORRESPONDENTS AT NEPTUNE ARE OFF NELLY TURNING UP CAN GET WHY DETAINED TRIBUNE AND TIMES RICHARDSON THE ARE ASCERTAIN AND YOU FILLS BELLY THIS IF DETAINED PLEASE ODOR OF LUDLOW COMMISSIONER <ul><li>GUARD ADAM THEM THEY AT WAYLAND BROWN FOR KISSING VENUS CORRESPONDENTS AT NEPTUNE ARE OFF NELLY TURNING UP CAN GET WHY DETAINED TRIBUNE AND TIMES RICHARDSON THE ARE ASCERTAIN AND YOU FILLS BELLY THIS IF DETAINED PLEASE ODOR OF LUDLOW COMMISSIONER </li></ul>
  39. 41. FOR COLONEL LUDLOW: RICHARDSON AND BROWN, CORRESPONDENTS OF THE TRIBUNE, CAPTURED AT VICKSBURG, ARE DETAINED AT RICHMOND. PLEASE ASCERTAIN WHY THEY ARE DETAINED AND GET THEM OFF IF YOU CAN. THE PRESIDENT. <ul><li>GUARD ADAM THEM THEY AT WAYLAND BROWN FOR KISSING VENUS CORRESPONDENTS AT NEPTUNE ARE OFF NELLY TURNING UP CAN GET WHY DETAINED TRIBUNE AND TIMES RICHARDSON THE ARE ASCERTAIN AND YOU FILLS BELLY THIS IF DETAINED PLEASE ODOR OF LUDLOW COMMISSIONER </li></ul>
  40. 45. traffic.
  41. 46. weather.
  42. 47. recipes.
  43. 48. consumer complaints.
  44. 49. letters to the editor.
  45. 50. what about breaking news?
  46. 51. jfk assassination: the zapruder film.
  47. 52. Hudson River plane landing rescue, by Janis Krums.
  48. 53. boxing day tsunami, by david rydevik.
  49. 54. tsunamihelp.blogspot.com
  50. 55. mobile phones
  51. 56. mobile phones + smart mobs
  52. 57. mobile phones + smart mobs + podcasting
  53. 58. mobile phones + smart mobs + podcasting = mobcasting
  54. 59. nycgates.blogspot.com
  55. 60. hurricane katrina, by rose vines
  56. 61. katrina05.blogspot.com
  57. 63. hurricane gustav, by au_tiger
  58. 64. hurricanes08.org
  59. 65. hurricanewiki.org
  60. 69. npr.org/votereport
  61. 71. votereport.us/reports/map
  62. 72. inaugurationreport.com
  63. 73. votereport.in
  64. 74. npr.org/api
  65. 75. PublicMediaCamp.org
  66. 76. donate blood donate money donate information donate skills
  67. 77. a culture of participation
  68. 78. thank you Andy Carvin NPR Social Media Desk [email_address] andycarvin.com twitter.com/acarvin slides: scribd.com/acarvin

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