Tag: crowdsourcing

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 »

by Jenny Xie

Every few odd weeks or months, a story pondering the future of magazines resurfaces, generating an updated round of debate on this form of print media we aren’t ready to let go. While recent pieces like David Carr’s “Wondering How Far Magazine Will Fall“ may dampen the spirits of those still holding out for a [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Since launching this past February, Collaboration Central has covered a remarkable number of projects that illustrate what it means to work together in journalism today. Here, we roundup the best practices for collaboration and will continue adding to this list as new successes emerge. Planning a Collaboration “If I’ve learned anything about managing collaborative investigative [...] more »

by Andrew Haeg

Nearly 10 years ago, the Public Insight Network began as an experiment in radically improving journalism by harnessing the intelligence and expertise of the audience. We started simply, at MPR News, but soon began to open up the network to partners, and in so doing, asked journalists a simple question: Will you open up to [...] more »

by Katie Zhu

I’m honored to be selected as one of the inaugural AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship fellows for the 2012-13 academic school year, and am excited to begin work on my project, LedeHub. I believe in journalism’s ability to better the world around us. To fully realize the potential of journalism in the digital age, we [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

Two years ago, the Supreme Court decided in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Committee that unlimited political campaign spending by corporations and wealthy individuals was permissible under the First Amendment. To people who believed that moneyed interests already had an outsized influence on the electoral process, the decision was chilling. The ruling provided only [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

In collaborative journalism right now we can see media theorist Clay Shirky’s urge towards vast experimentation manifested. The journalism partnerships emerging around the country vary in size and type, and the practices that define those partnerships are still being negotiated and hashed out in newsrooms and communities. Some partnerships bring together very different news organizations [...] more »