Tag: crowdsourcing

by Tom Kent

The Online News Association this month is launching its “do-it-yourself” ethics code project. It’s a mechanism to help news organizations, small startups and individual journalists and bloggers create their own codes of ethics. It’s also a resource for journalism students creating their own personal ethics statements. “Do-it-yourself ethics” has a funny ring to it, though. [...] more »

by Angela Washeck

Veteran journalist Andy Carvin gained fame by using Twitter for blanket real-time coverage of the Arab Spring revolutions. Based in NPR’s newsroom at the time, Carvin led one of the most memorable examples of crowdsourced reporting efforts ever seen in the industry, collaborating with sources knowledgeable about the Middle East conflict and Arabic dialects, while [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab examines technologies for combining video footage from multiple smartphones, for finding and managing content from social media, and for pushing notifications to readers on desktop and laptop computers.  PART 1: Multi-camera mobile video with Vyclone Vyclone is a mobile app that allows users to easily combine video [...] more »

by Julie Keck

Note: MediaShift’s Daily Must Reads will be on hiatus between Monday, December 23, 2013, and Friday, January 3, 2014. We’ll be back with new Must Reads on Monday, January 6, 2014. To keep up with new MediaShift and Idea Lab posts over the break, sign up for our PBS MediaShift Daily and the PBS Idea [...] more »

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 »