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Participatory Journalism: USA

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November 20, 2007

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Participatory Journalism: USA

  1. 1. Participatory Journalism: USA By Jan Schaffer, J-Lab Director International Online Journalism Seminar Vilanova i la Geltrú, Nov. 20, 2007
  2. 2. Architecture of Participation For a Culture of Contribution
  3. 3. Participatory journalism today <ul><li>More than uploading photos and videos </li></ul><ul><li>More than individual bloggers </li></ul>
  4. 4. BlogHer.com-10,500 blogs
  5. 5. Curate, Translate Conversations GlobalVoicesOnline.org
  6. 6. Allows diverse participants to commit “acts of journalism” <ul><li>News and information </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Activism </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Participatory Opportunities: <ul><li>Individual bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation </li></ul><ul><li>Niche sites </li></ul><ul><li>Games, Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlocal citmedia sites </li></ul><ul><li>Watchdog venues </li></ul><ul><li>Think tanks </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy Groups </li></ul>
  8. 8. Participants: <ul><li>Mainstream Media </li></ul><ul><li>Individual bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlocal news sites </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-Am ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profits </li></ul><ul><li>Venture capitalists </li></ul><ul><li>Think tanks </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy Groups </li></ul>
  9. 9. Participatory Trends <ul><li>Breaking News </li></ul><ul><li>Watchdogging News </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting Micro-local News </li></ul>
  10. 10. Participation Opportunities <ul><li>Crowdsourcing/ Citizen Watchdog </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Group Blogs/ Niche Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>High School Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>User Generated Content </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fort Myers: Crowdsourcing 1. Help Us Investigate 2. Team Watchdog
  12. 12. Fort Myers - Help investigate
  13. 13. Florida Today:Brevard Watchlist
  14. 14. Asbury Park Press DataUniverse.com
  15. 15. Interactive Databases chicagocrime.org
  16. 16. Google Mash-ups Pothole Map Nightlife Map Local Quirks Local Gangs
  17. 17. Sell Mash-up Listings
  18. 18. Video Obits
  19. 19. Audio Obits
  20. 20. N.Y.Times: Being a Black Man
  21. 21. Victim Videos <ul><li>Newsday.com - The Deadly Gap </li></ul>
  22. 22. Washingtonpost.com - onBeing
  23. 23. Wikis <ul><li>www.GreatLakesWiki.org </li></ul><ul><li>www. LearningtoFinish .org </li></ul>
  24. 24. Aggregators: BlogHer.com -10,500 blogs
  25. 25. www.PhillyFuture.org
  26. 26. Niche Blogs: IndyMoms.com
  27. 27. High School Sports <ul><li>OrlandoSentinel.com - </li></ul><ul><li>MyTeam Varsity High School Sports </li></ul>
  28. 28. Clickable Maps <ul><li>Everett (WA) Herald Waterfront Renaissance </li></ul>www.j-lab.org
  29. 29. MPR’s Budget Balancer
  30. 30. MPR: Fantasy Legislature Game <ul><li>“ Bet” on how what bills state reps will submit, </li></ul><ul><li>vote on and pass. </li></ul>
  31. 31. MPR’S In The Loop Program Collaboration
  32. 32. Fun Stuff <ul><li>AZCentral’s </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrity Look Alikes </li></ul><ul><li>Modesto Bee’s </li></ul><ul><li>Young Idol Contest </li></ul>
  33. 33. MSM CitMedia Sites <ul><li>BlufftonToday.com - S.C. </li></ul><ul><li>YourHub.com - Denver </li></ul>
  34. 34. Former Journalist Sites <ul><li>NewHavenIndependent.com </li></ul><ul><li>Baristanet.com </li></ul>
  35. 35. Think tanks, Advocacy groups <ul><li>Knight-Batten Winners </li></ul><ul><li>TechPresident.com </li></ul><ul><li>CFR.org- Crisis Guides </li></ul>
  36. 36. 30 New Voices Start-ups
  37. 37. CitMedia Research
  38. 38. Key Findings <ul><li>Bridge media: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News + civic participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fusion of news + schmooze </li></ul><ul><li>Metrics > community impact </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need to make $$ </li></ul><ul><li>Expect to continue </li></ul>
  39. 39. Key Findings <ul><li>Bridge media: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News + civic participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fusion of news + schmooze </li></ul><ul><li>Metrics > community impact </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need to make $$ </li></ul><ul><li>Expect to continue </li></ul>
  40. 40. Shoestring Operations <ul><li>Founders supply start-up funds. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need $$ to continue </li></ul><ul><li>Wish to pay token $$ to contributors </li></ul>
  41. 41. Little Accountability <ul><li>60% don’t require real names </li></ul><ul><li>70% don’t require valid e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>67% remove bad content after posting </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal problems </li></ul>
  42. 42. CitMedia: Claims success
  43. 43. Reported Impact
  44. 44. Plan to Stick Around
  45. 45. Citizen “news” <ul><li>PEJ study: MSM vs. user-driven </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More diverse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less focused on MSM news choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More fragmented </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Voices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less conflict </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer Stereotypes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No parroting of experts/quotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No false equilibrium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No scorecard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>journalism </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. www.j-lab.org www.kcnn.org www.j-newvoices.org www. j-learning .org

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