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Crowdsourcing: A Conversation Among Crafts

May 14, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Crowdsourcing: A Conversation Among Crafts

Crowdsourcing:  A Conversation Among Crafts

Crowdsourcing allows reporters to gather sources, ideas and content from a large group of people, whether that be the general public or fellow reporters. Crowdsourcing uses a “crowd”-mentality and the power of many to solve a problem.

In this event, learn how people from different fields use crowdsourcing techniques to complete complicated projects: Public Insight Network at American Public Media allows reporters to solicit the general public to gather sources and story ideas; Ancient Lives translates papyrus scrolls with the help of people around the globe to solve the puzzle; and the Minnesota Historical Society is setting up a project to digitize newspapers, but volunteer help will be needed to fill-in missing information lost in the digitization process.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
Murphy Hall Conference Center – room 100
206 Church Street St, Minneapolis

Event is FREE

Expert Panel:
Michael Caputo, Analyst, Public Insight Journalism, Minnesota Public Radio

Philip Sellew, Associate Professor, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota

Noah Skogerboe, Project Associate, Newspaper Digitization, Minnesota Historical Society


May 14, 2013
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Murphy Hall Conference Center – room 100
206 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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