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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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Combining social media and citizen journalism: n0tice

Combining social media and citizen journalism: n0tice | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Guardian Media Group has launched n0tice for Web and mobile use. Right now, understandably, most posts are from England. But the platform looks quite easy to use, especially for uploading photos and embedding video. The geo-location aspect is slick, and it works well.

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iPhone App Teaches ‘Reporting 101’ to Citizen Journalists

iPhone App Teaches ‘Reporting 101’ to Citizen Journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

A new app from the Global Media Forum called "Get it Right" provides a crash course in journalism, designed to improve the quality and reliability of reports delivered by citizen journalists.

 

"It offers a series of exercises designed to help citizen journalists develop their news sense, frame their stories, and improve their writing."


Via Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
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Storyful. » The Human Algorithm

"Genuine innovation requires a fundamental shift in how journalists think about their role in a changed world. To begin with, they need to get used to being ‘curators’; sorting news from the noise on the social web using smart new tools and good old fashioned reporting skills.

 

"I find it helps to think of curation as three central questions:

"* Discovery: How do we find valuable social media content?
"* Verification: How do we make sure we can trust it?
"* Delivery: How do we turn that content into stories for a changed audience?"

 

(Published May 20, 2011.)

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Mobile Apps Let Newsrooms Assign ‘Citizen Journalists’

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"Photo and video journalists retain rights to the work they create using the app and can share it with their followers on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. The free service launched for iPhone last November ... "

 

(Published Jan. 31, 2012.) Rawporter for iPhone; Android app coming later.

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