Sharing community wisdomCrowdsourcing to engage the communityand elevate journalism<br />Steve Buttry<br />The Register Ci...
Read more about it<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com<br />slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />@stevebuttry<br />#crowdtips<br />
Why crowdsource?<br />It saves time<br />Connecting with sources has always been one of a journalist’s most important jobs...
Set the stage<br />Build engaged community (follow people, converse with them)<br />Use multiple platforms (Twitter, Faceb...
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 ne...
Throughout the process<br />Seek story ideas & tips<br />Ask questions as you gather info<br />Share data with community<b...
Varying situations<br />Investigations<br />
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Varying situations<br />Investigations<br />Breaking news<br />
@statesman case study<br />
Crowdsource<br />
Crowdsource<br />
Say what you don’t know<br />
Varying situations<br />Investigations<br />Breaking news<br />Annual, seasonal stories<br />Community info<br />Crowdmaps...
Your next story<br />Discuss crowdsourcing approaches for a story you (or your staff) will be working on this week.<br />
Read more about it<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com<br />slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />@stevebuttry<br />#crowdtips<br />
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These are the slides for a workshop on crowdsourcing for the Register Citizen in Torrington, CT.

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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.
  • Sharing Community Wisdom

    1. 1. Sharing community wisdomCrowdsourcing to engage the communityand elevate journalism<br />Steve Buttry<br />The Register Citizen<br />June 6, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Read more about it<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com<br />slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />@stevebuttry<br />#crowdtips<br />
    3. 3. 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 />
    4. 4. 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 />
    5. 5. 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 />
    6. 6. 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 />
    7. 7. Varying situations<br />Investigations<br />
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    11. 11. 11<br />
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    13. 13. Varying situations<br />Investigations<br />Breaking news<br />
    14. 14. @statesman case study<br />
    15. 15. Crowdsource<br />
    16. 16. Crowdsource<br />
    17. 17. Say what you don’t know<br />
    18. 18. Varying situations<br />Investigations<br />Breaking news<br />Annual, seasonal stories<br />Community info<br />Crowdmaps<br />Supplement staff work<br />Seek photos<br />
    19. 19. Your next story<br />Discuss crowdsourcing approaches for a story you (or your staff) will be working on this week.<br />
    20. 20. Read more about it<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com<br />slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />@stevebuttry<br />#crowdtips<br />

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