Claire Wardle is running a “pulling together” session. Key points so far:
- Do we need to get more comfortable with saying that things are unverified
- Is it irresponsible to just push things out, knowing people won’y come back to check things later.
- More training needed on how to use tools?
- Do we need to respect people supplying material more? Do we need to credit citizen journalists as we would our collegues
- Or do they just want to get that message out to the world? Is the personal credit irrelevant and a journalist obsession.
- Still a reluctance in newsrooms to name bloggers/tweeters/YouTubers
- Digital doorstopping – just grabbing content from people’s Facebook etc, which they don’t see as public, even if it is…
- Reporters are expected to keep our notes for 5/7 years – but we don’t keep our tweets. Do we need to? Do we need formal archiving – which could also be useful to academics. (Paul Bradshaw)
- BBC has a scale of content, users and technologists – but they don’t open ANY of that up. They could make that much more accessible and usable (Emily Bell)
- How do we get working groups or collaboration communities out of this
- How do we get big media used to being intermediaries and middlemen rather than top-down editors of journalism?
- Specialist media has been virtually ignored in this discussion – we have plenty of experience in collaborating with communities.
- Cultural battle has been won, it’s now the practical battle (link)
- Does nobody else seeing a play have anything worth saying apart from a theatre critic? Clearly not.
- Daft to think that you can cover the whole world with a small group of people in a newsroom
- Moving beyond social media – open or mutual media
- Story a very limited way of describing a world where things keep happening
- Claims Guardian invented liveblogging, which is nonsense
- Guardian US will give them the opportunity to experiment without traditional structures