Tag: crowdsourcing

by Davin Hutchins

This article was co-written by Brian Williamson. It’s a first-person account of a project by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The news reports from Syria are dominated by casualty counts: 80 thousand… 90 thousand… 100 thousand people killed in the conflict. Comprehension of Syria’s human suffering is desperately needed to keep the human cost in […] more »

by Tanja Aitamurto

What happens when a consumer magazine co-creates a magazine issue with their readers? Co-creation is an age-old customer-centric marking approach, a collaborative process of creating something of mutual value between a producer and a consumer. Today, it is spreading into magazine publishing as a new form of open journalism by bringing together reporters and the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden: The whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations (Guardian) 2. Google to buy crowdsourced navigation app Waze (AllThingsD) 3. WDRB on why ‘breaking news’ is broken (mediabistro) 4. Watchdog reporting is a social activity, not the work of lone wolves (Nieman) 5. Seven years later, a former CNN reporter returns…as digital reporter (NYT) Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox.  more »

by Julie Keck

1. Chicago Sun-Times lays off its photo staff (Chicago Tribune) 2. Attorney general to media re: AP phone snooping: I get it (Politico) 3. Netflix wants to spend up to 15 percent of its content cash on originals (paidContent) 4. How news companies can compete with companies like Google and Facebook for advertiser dollars (Nieman Lab) 5. Social media editor role is ‘more about […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What journalists need to know about the Justice Department’s seizure of AP phone records (Poynter) 2. Media coalition letter of protest to Attorney General Eric Holder (Washington Post) 3. Apple tells of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers (Reuters) 4. Study suggests 6 in 10 predict demise of AM/FM radio within 5 years (Detroit […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Are j-schools an escalator to nowhere? (JimRomenesko.com) 2. School device rollouts generate more questions (EdSurge) 3. The Brown Institute for Media Innovation is finding its niche (Nieman) 4. Columbia j-school professor wants to crowdsource longform journalism publishing (Poynter) 5. You’re distracted. This professor can help. (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 6. 10 tips for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Who will buy the Boston Globe? (Poynter) 2. Google Journalism Fellows announced (Google – Official Blog) 3. What the Tesla affair tells us about data journalism (Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 4. Egypt crowdsources censorship, asks citizens to report blasphemous web content (Fast Company) 5. Twitter’s new advertising API is part of an ongoing […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 6 top tips for handing a social media crisis (memeburn) 2. Kickstarter’s Perry Chen on crowdsourcing and creativity – Podcast (GigaOm) 3. Success of music streaming apps like Spotify means less money for musicians (NYT) 4. “In death, Swartz has become a political martyr for the cause he championed in life: making scientific and […] more »

by Jennifer Dorroh

Ideas for spurring data-driven journalism, verifying media reports, and creating better tools for investigative and citizen journalism emerged as winners in Africa’s first news innovation contest. The African Media Initiative announced the 20 winners of its African News Innovation Challenge, which aims to drive media innovation by investing $1 million in startup capital. Twenty winners […] more »

by Sarah Alvarez

When I see the word “crowdsourcing” used in journalism it’s hard for me not to see it as condescending. Crowdsourcing isn’t bad, and at any level it does allow folks to participate in media, a far better thing than just consuming. But it’s not enough. If the occasional crowdsourced web feature and comment thread are […] more »