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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.


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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