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.
Sharing Community Wisdom
Sharing community wisdomCrowdsourcing to engage the communityand elevate journalism<br />Steve Buttry<br />The Register Citizen<br />June 6, 2011<br />
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Why crowdsource?<br />It saves time<br />Connecting with sources has always been one of a journalist’s most important jobs<br />You bring more voices to your news reports<br />You engage the community<br />
Set the stage<br />Build engaged community (follow people, converse with them)<br />Use multiple platforms (Twitter, Facebook, website, blog, newspaper, IRL)<br />Do the groundwork (don’t expect the public to do your job; invite them to tell their stories)<br />
Crowdsourcing tips<br />Say what you know<br />Say what you want to know<br />Say what you don’t know<br />Say what you need to know<br />Don’t spread rumors<br />Vet sources & information<br />
Throughout the process<br />Seek story ideas & tips<br />Ask questions as you gather info<br />Share data with community<br />Ask public to continue the conversation<br />