Crowdsourcing

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These are slides for a June 6, 2011, workshop on crowdsourcing for the Register Citizen in To

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  • Most of the examples I am using for this workshop will be websites, but I will also show some screenshots.
  • The next several slides will illustrate points from my February case study of how @statesman used Twitter effectively in the story of the terrorist plane crash into the IRS building in Austin.
  • Crowdsourcing

    1. 1. Sharing community wisdom Crowdsourcing to engage the community and elevate journalism Steve Buttry The Register Citizen June 6, 2011
    2. 2. Read more about it • stevebuttry.wordpress.com • slideshare.net/stevebuttry • @stevebuttry • #crowdtips
    3. 3. Why crowdsource? • It saves time • Connecting with sources has always been one of a journalist’s most important jobs • You bring more voices to your news reports • You engage the community
    4. 4. Set the stage • Build engaged community (follow people, converse with them) • Use multiple platforms (Twitter, Facebook, website, blog, newspaper, IRL) • Do the groundwork (don’t expect the public to do your job; invite them to tell their stories)
    5. 5. Crowdsourcing tips • Say what you know • Say what you want to know • Say what you don’t know • Say what you need to know • Don’t spread rumors • Vet sources & information
    6. 6. Throughout the process • Seek story ideas & tips • Ask questions as you gather info • Share data with community • Ask public to continue the conversation
    7. 7. Varying situations • Investigations
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    13. 13. Varying situations • Investigations • Breaking news
    14. 14. @statesman case study
    15. 15. Crowdsource
    16. 16. Crowdsource
    17. 17. Say what you don’t know
    18. 18. Varying situations • Investigations • Breaking news • Annual, seasonal stories • Community info • Crowdmaps • Supplement staff work • Seek photos
    19. 19. Your next story Discuss crowdsourcing approaches for a story you (or your staff) will be working on this week.
    20. 20. Read more about it • stevebuttry.wordpress.com • slideshare.net/stevebuttry • @stevebuttry • #crowdtips

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