Last month we reported on the launch of the first Help Me Investigate ebook, which details a study of the allocation of Olympic torchbearer places.
The platform, set up journalism academic Paul Bradshaw, has used crowdsourcing and other methods to analyse the 8,000 people awarded the honour of carrying the Olympic flame across the UK.
The Guardian helped gather responses to Help Me Investigate’s list of “mystery torchbearers”.
On the Online Journalism Blog, Bradshaw has today posted the second of a two-part post explaining how the study was carried out. Today’s post looks at verification, the usefulness of Google Alerts, how SEO meant that others could find details of the project, as well as the benefits of working collaboratively.
Today’s post and the first-part are well-worth reading and provide tips on online journalism research techniques.
- #jpod – Advice on verifying social media content and correcting errors
- #Tip of the day for journalists: Search for open government data
- #Tip: Learn from this post on verifying pope story
- #Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – how to get started as a multimedia journalist
- Online magazine study calls for participants