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BarCamp London 8 - Can hackers save journalism?

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BarCamp London 8 - Can hackers save journalism?

  1. 1. Can hackers save journalism? @megmorigami & @AndreaJezovit
  2. 2. The death of the newspaper? Audit Bureau of Circulations figures, 2000-2009. Source: data provided by ABC
  3. 3. Themes 1.Crowd funding journalism 2.Giving citizens the power to ask the questions 3.News curation 4.Reporting by machine 5.Innovative mobile apps 6.Automated editors 7.Data and APIs 8.Semantic web
  4. 4. 1) Crowd funding journalism • Spot.us • Emphas.is • Kachingle • Flattr
  5. 5. Spot.us
  6. 6. 2) Giving ordinary citizens the power to ask questions • Kommons • Yoosk • 10Questions
  7. 7. Yoosk
  8. 8. 3) News curation tools • Storyful • Storify • Projeqt
  9. 9. 4) Reporting by machine • Stats Monkey
  10. 10. Stats Monkey - example BOSTON — Things looked bleak for the Angels when they trailed by two runs in the ninth inning, but Los Angeles recovered thanks to a key single from Vladimir Guerrero to pull out a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sunday. Guerrero drove in two Angels runners. He went 2-4 at the plate. “When it comes down to honoring Nick Adenhart, and what happened in April in Anaheim, yes, it probably was the biggest hit (of my career),” Guerrero said. “Because I’m dedicating that to a former teammate, a guy that passed away.”
  11. 11. 5) Innovative mobile apps • Gourmet Live • Sideways Magazine
  12. 12. Gourmet Live
  13. 13. 6) Automated Editors
  14. 14. 7) Data and APIs
  15. 15. BBC News - What next for Tea Party after mid-term victories?
  16. 16. 8) The Semantic Web <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4> <span class="entry-title"> Renewing US ties with Latin America, Obama says he wants to lead, not lecture, on democracy </span> </h4> <div> <small> by <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn" >BEN FELLER</span></span>, <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span> - <span class="updated" title="2009-04-19T18:17:29Z">19 April 2009 18:17 GMT</span> </div> <p>PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Defending his brand of world politics, President Barack Obama said Sunday...</p> <p>Both Graham and McCaskill spoke on "Fox News Sunday." Ensign was interviewed on CNN's "State of the Union."</p> </div>
  17. 17. Brainstorming session How can we use technology to make journalism profitable? • Go for quantity • One converstion at a time • Encourage wild ideas • Defer judgement

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