AU SOC 2010 Bootcamp

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J-Lab director Jan Schaffer welcomed incoming graduate students to American University's School of Communication with a brief overview of the center's work in the hyperlocal space.

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AU SOC 2010 Bootcamp

  1. 1. Participatory Journalism The Role of New Media Makers in Informing the Public
  2. 2. McLean, VA: Library Closing
  3. 3. McLean Ear: New VenueFound
  4. 4. J-Learning.org: Site in a Box
  5. 5. News Ecosystem > New Players <ul><li>Fact entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Creative technologists </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen media makers </li></ul><ul><li>Philanthropic foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul>
  6. 6. Venues for Participation: Journalism vs. “News Work” <ul><li>Journalism: </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting, validating, </li></ul><ul><li>producing, publishing news </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ News Work” – not just for journos <ul><li>Sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdsourcing stories </li></ul><ul><li>Smart curation & aggregation </li></ul><ul><li>Data mining & visualizations </li></ul><ul><li>News games </li></ul><ul><li>Lists & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Social shout outs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Community News Start-ups <ul><li>Since 2005, J-Lab has: </li></ul><ul><li>Funded more than 56 “New Voices” community news projects </li></ul><ul><li>$25K grants: $17K + $8K, if matched </li></ul><ul><li>1,534 applications </li></ul>
  9. 9. Success through the years … we’ve seen some great projects.
  10. 10. Findings Over 5 Years
  11. 11. Newest trend: Pro-jo’s launching news sites <ul><li>Hyperlocal Startups </li></ul><ul><li>State-based Investigative News Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Niche Sites </li></ul>
  12. 12. West Seattle Blog
  13. 13. Davidson News
  14. 14. Metropolis
  15. 15. CaliforniaWatch
  16. 16. WisconsinWatch
  17. 17. Investigate West
  18. 18. Metro News Sites
  19. 19. Politico.com
  20. 20. Global Post
  21. 21. Fact Entrepreneurs
  22. 22. Advocacy Journalism: Sunlight Foundation - transparency
  23. 23. Council on Foreign Relations – global hot spots
  24. 24. Public School News
  25. 25. Creative Technologists: NYTimes | Document Reader
  26. 26. SeeClickFix.com
  27. 27. University – Community News
  28. 28. Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism -9/14
  29. 29. Philly Reporting Fund
  30. 30. Women Media Entrepreneurs
  31. 31. KCNN.org Learning Modules
  32. 32. Networked Journalism
  33. 33. Research: New Media Makers
  34. 34. <ul><li>Citizen Media Resources </li></ul><ul><li>KCNN.org - Knight Citizen News Network </li></ul><ul><li>J-Learning.org - How-to publish </li></ul><ul><li>J-NewVoices.org - Folo startups </li></ul><ul><li>J-Lab.org - Cool ideas </li></ul><ul><li>NewMediaWomen.org – Grants </li></ul>

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