Best Practices for Working with Citizen Journalists

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
January 28, 2014 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Best Practices for Working with Citizen Journalists
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Originally Broadcast On:
January 28, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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From breaking news to in-depth feature stories, readers and viewers can play a valuable role in enriching your news coverage with eyewitness videos, photos, commentary and personal essays.

This Webinar will give you tools to work with audience contributors to get the content you want and build a meaningful relationship that also benefits the contributor.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to come up with successful assignments and invitations to participate
  • How to vet contributors and verify submissions
  • How to edit non-professional journalists
  • How to empower your audience to tell you what to cover
  • How to reward contributors so they come back
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, writers, editors, students, educators and anyone interested in working with citizens to enhance your news coverage.

Course Instructor:

Daphne Sashin

Daphne Sashin is a producer at CNN iReport, CNN’s participatory journalism community of more than 1 million registered users. The iReporters she has worked with have had bylines on CNN.com, appeared on CNN TV, won journalism awards and obtained a book contract.

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