The article I have chosen is a report on the London tube strikes from the BBC.
Fits the categories because?
-It is a report that’s main source is through crowdsourcing – it is a prime example and is from 2010 showing crowdsourcing has actually been around for a few years.
What can student journalists and future media creators take away from this?
-Can be really useful, I was apprehensive about “anyone” being able to be a journalist, why am I in college, but this is a great example.
-The source is from all over London, there would be no other way to get this sort of information.
-Crowdsourcing can be used for all types of media.
What did news outlet do right?
-Highlighted which information was from BBC journalists and which was from other sources.
-Different categories from different modes of transport.
-Pics, videos, reports
-Tweet info to report
–How to submit info, sites details were small, should be large so when someone first looks at the page they think/know how to submit info.
Changing the game?
–Especially with mobiles you can now get this info while you are out, tube lines open and close during strikes, travelling is a nightmare, this type of reporting is so useful.
-Instead of employing people to go see what is going on they have a live twitter feed with images, info and videos coming in.
Cool about this example?
-One of the most effective types of crowdsourcing. If the tube is closed it’s closed.
-Not opinion based.