Are comment threads on your site an asset or liability? Highlights from a Q&A with Disqus VP Ro Gupta on ways to improve the experience of online conversation, build community and tie in revenue.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on November 13, 2012
Topics: Blog, Technology Tags: Audience Engagement, Community, Disqus, Free Tools, Online Conversations, Tools
Designed to play well with WordPress, Tumblr, Drupal, Blogger, HTML and JS. A drag or drop comment system offering a free version you can experiment with to encourage an active online community.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on October 25, 2012
Topics: Resources, Technology Tags: Audience Engagement, Online Conversations, Online Tools, Technology
The Civic Commons is designed as a social media environment for civil conversation and action, where the expertise of non-experts contributes to public knowledge. Moulthrop says it’s a form of journalism. “What we’re doing is bringing the public into the conversation in a way that is sophisticated, civil and productive.” The Civic Commons was conceived...
Posted by Emily Harris on September 19, 2012
Topics: Blog, Community, Experiments Tags: Civic Journalism, Community Engagement, Crowdsourcing, Metrics, Ohio, Online Conversations, Partnerships, The Civic Commons
Interested in "creating positive community change through collaboration"? This Canada-based organization hopes to, offering cross-industry experience, deep research and ideas.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on July 13, 2012
Topics: Community, Policy, Resources Tags: Collaboration, Community Engagement, Education, Online Community, Online Conversations, Podcasts, Research, Thought Leaders
A community forum that can help publishers tap into local knowledge and sentiment, discover citizen journalists, and cover local issues in new ways.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on April 19, 2012
Topics: Community, Distribution, Education, Resources Tags: Citizen Sources, Civic Engagement, Civic Journalism, Online Conversations
Experiments in collaboration: The JA, Collaboration Central and UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Project harness the spark and deepen the connections face-to-face conversations begin.
Posted by Emily Harris on April 10, 2012
Topics: Blog, Community, Experiments, Technology Tags: Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Collaboration, Investigative Journalism, Mediashift, Online Conversations
Lighting the path, Wetpaint CEO Ben Elowitz invites "eight industry luminaries to share their perspectives on and predictions for the future of media."
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on February 24, 2012
Topics: Distribution, Resources, Technology Tags: Brands, Digital Publishing, Future of Media, Online Conversations, Social Currency, Social Media
A lively, weekly Twitter chat for web journalists. Share tips, find colleagues, learn, teach and consider new possibilities. Mission: “Saving the world...well, journalism first.”
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on January 27, 2012
Topics: Community, Craft, Education, Resources Tags: Hashtag, Live Chat, Networks, Online Conversations, Online Publishers, Twitter
Got a topic to discuss with your community? Google Moderator helps streamline the process, making it easier for people to post thoughts, offer their comments and ask questions.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on December 28, 2011
Topics: Distribution, Experiments, Resources, Technology Tags: Collaboration, Google Moderator, Online Conversations, Online Tools, User-Generated Content