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#Podcast – Open journalism: Lessons from the Guardian, BBC World Have Your Say and Register Citizen

July 6th, 2012Posted by in Online Journalism, Podcast


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In this week’s podcast we hear from three news outlets which have been employing open journalism techniques to bring the community closer to the newsroom and involved in editorial decision making.

This includes the Guardian, which decided to publish its daily newslist online late last year, and in the podcast below we find out what the Guardian has found out about community engagement as a result.

We also hear about the open newsroom launched in 2010 in Torrington, Connecticut, by the Register Citizen, part of the Journal Register Company, and hear about the wide-range of activities the newsroom offers for its community to encourage greater involvement. JRC recently announced plans for “pop-up newsrooms” which will be run during the summer.

And we take a trip to the BBC World Service and its World Have Your Say programme, which has been implementing and experimenting with numerous open journalism techniques since its launch in 2006.

The podcast below hears from:

  • Dan Roberts, national editor, the Guardian
  • Matt DeRienzo, group editor of Journal Register Company newspapers in Connecticut
  • Ros Atkins, presenter of World Have Your Say

We’ll be looking about how to harness the power of the community in improving editorial output at our digital journalism conference ‘news:rewired – full stream ahead’ on Friday 13 July.

Find out more about the event here, and buy the last remaining tickets direct at this link.

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