A year after launching our crowd-source reporting project, Your Uncommon Economic Indicators, we have been asked how we sustained an online mapping and economy project for so long. The short answer is that we value new ways to collaborate with our listeners and we constantly look for innovative methods to do that. The long answer is what you will see in these pages–a guide to a collaborative reporting project between a public radio station and its audience.
We’re glad you are interested in this remarkable new way to approach reporting stories. We hope by reading our experiences, these pages will offer you food for thought on new ways to invite audiences to become part of your news gathering process as well.
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On October 14, 2010 Tanya Ott from Atlanta Public Radio hosts John Keefe and Annie Shreffler on a webinar for PRNDI to discuss social media, crowdsourcing and interacting with the audience via text messages. (webinar link)
On March 13th, Public Media makers shared their work at SxSW. EconomyStory managing editor Laura Hertzfeld moderated, and WNYC News Director John Keefe, KCET New Media Projects Director Juan Devis, Public Media Texas Director Michael Olson, and Youth Radio News Director Nishat Kurwa were panelists. Summary here.
WNYC and Economy Story Partners hosted a webinar on February 24th.
Learn about our reporting tools: See the archived video.