Beyond crowdsourcing: How to get citizens involved in investigative journalism

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Daniel Drepper of CORRECTIV; Andrew Haeg of GroundSource; Subramaniam Vincent of Stanford University; Denise Malan of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 9:00am
  • Location: Colorado E
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Denise Malan, INN/IRE

In this session we'll discuss the latest developments in crowdsourcing and how everyone can contribute to journalism. Learn how correctiv.org and Citizen Matters encourage citizen participation and see GroundSource, a mobile engagement platform that enables two-way communications and relationship-building. We'll also discuss challenges in getting citizens to interact and building platforms that foster civic engagement.

Speaker Bios

  • Daniel is a co-founder and senior reporter at correctiv.org, Germany's first non-profit investigative newsroom. He's interested in FOIA, justice, health and sports. Until 2014, Daniel was a fellow at the stabile center for investigative journalism at Columbia University. Before that, Daniel worked in the research department of Funke-Mediengruppe where he won several awards. He also launched the research platform fussballdoping.de. @danieldrepper

  • Andrew Haeg is the CEO and founder of GroundSource, a community engagement platform. He's a veteran journalist and crowdsourcing pioneer with a career spanning work as a public radio reporter, a correspondent for The Economist, co-founder of the Public Insight Network at American Public Media, and a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Haeg has taught courses on human-centered design and journalism at Stanford, Mercer University and The New School.

  • Denise Malan is IRE's Deputy Executive Director, overseeing all training programs, event logistics and the IRE Resource Center. She was a newspaper journalist for more than a decade, covering government, education, politics, the environment and more. After several years at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in Texas, she joined IRE in 2013 in a joint position with the Institute for Nonprofit News, helping newsrooms around the country use data in their reporting. 

  • Subbu Vincent is editor-in-chief of Citizen Matters, a newsmagazine and citizen platform for Bangalore’s digital public. He is also CEO of a media firm and trustee at a journalism foundation. His editorial team is associated with 11 awards in 12 years. He was once a router software engineer in the Bay Area. At Stanford, he is addressing the question: “How might city newsrooms track complex and ongoing city issues when not reporting on them?” @subbuvincent

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