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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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Innovating the Local News Ecosystem Conference, April 24-25

Thu, April 24, 2014 7:00 pm - Fri, April 25, 2014 6:00 pm

he Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University presents Innovating the Local News Ecosystem Conference. April 24-April 25.

EYEO Festival, June 10-13

June 10, 2014

The Eyeo Festival will bring together the most intriguing and exciting people in design, information and technology in Minneapolis June 10-13.

Allied Media Conference, June 19-22

June 19, 2014

The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every summer in Detroit.

2014 IRE Conference in San Francisco

June 26, 2014

 The best in the business will gather at the IRE conference June 26-29, 2014 in San Francisco for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.

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