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Tap Into the Crowd: Searching & Crowdsourcing for Journalists


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Tips, tricks and tools for finding eyewitnesses during breaking news, identifying expert sources, conducting crowdsourcing projects and curating social media. Presented 10/2013 at Newstrain seattle.

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Tap Into the Crowd: Searching & Crowdsourcing for Journalists

  1. 1. #NewstrainNW
  2. 2. •  Search by keywords, location, time •  Search quickly - before the stream is taken over by reaction
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  5. 5. •  LinkedIn for Journalists – join the group. •  Premium service: free for journalists who do a 35-minute webinar. •  Keep your profile current and robust so potential sources can find you.
  6. 6. •  Gathering info using Forms •  Results flow into a shareable spreadsheet •  Can do surveys
  7. 7. (n) The act of organizing and maintaining a collection of media and information around a particular subject or area.
  8. 8. Mandy Jenkins @mjenkins Blog: These slides & more at
  9. 9. Credits •  Steve Buttry contributed some slide images •  Doug Haddix contributed Mappeo and Ban.Jo videos