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Working With Citizen Reporters

Instructor: Denise Cheng

This module covers the basics of working with citizen reporters. Learn the definition of citizen journalism as well as how to recruit, manage and edit reporters. View numerous examples of citizen journalism that highlight the value of working with citizen reporters.

Overview

Who should take this course:

Representatives of community foundations as well as nonprofits and news entrepreneurs who are interested in working with citizen journalists.

What you will learn:

  1. The difference between participatory/civic media, citizen journalism and crowsourced  journalism
  2. How to recruit, retain and reinforce citizen journalists
  3. Editing and structure best practices
  4. Assessing time commitment, scale and attrition of citizen journalists

Denise Cheng

Denise Cheng is a civic media enthusiast and a lover of [almost] all things fascinating. She hails from the West
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Events
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Philanthropy Southwest Annual Conference November 6-8

November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference, this year in Phoenix, Ariz.,  consistently draws several hundred trustees and staff attendees from grantmaking organizations of all types and sizes. https://www.philanthropysouthwest.org/annual-conference-0

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting

January 30, 2015 - February 3, 2015

Registration is now open for the ALA meeting, which will be held in Chicago.

Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015

The NTC is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, bringing together more than 2,000 nonprofit staff, vendors, and consultants. 

Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

March 15, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Launched in 2005, Sunshine Week has grown into an enduring annual initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive official secrecy.  

Summer 2015 Journalism Ethnics Fellowship

May 24, 2015

The May 24-June 7, 2015 program is sponsored by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Applications are being accepting for a fellowship, which uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.

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