Mohamed Marwen Meddah http://kgou.org en World Views: June 14, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-14-2013 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Over the past 11 months, the Zaatari refugee camp in Northern Jordan has hosted hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing that country’s civil war.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise visited the camp in early June, and witnessed some of the newest arrivals.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Real-time updates on social media are revolutionizing traditional journalism. By following Twitter feeds and other forms of social media, journalists like NPR Senior Strategist&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/129257771/andy-carvin" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Andy Carvin</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;now identify breaking news faster and do a better job following international stories.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:44:17 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Hallie Arias & Brian Hardzinski 7857 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 14, 2013 How Crowdsourcing Changes The Nature Of News Coverage http://kgou.org/post/how-crowdsourcing-changes-nature-news-coverage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Real-time updates on social media are revolutionizing traditional journalism. By following Twitter feeds and other forms of social media, journalists like NPR Senior Strategist </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/129257771/andy-carvin" style="line-height: 1.5;">Andy Carvin</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> now identify breaking news faster and do a better job following international stories.</span></p><p>“Crowdsourcing is basically just a fancy term for asking for help from the public,” Carvin says. “It's something journalists have always done at various points, but now social media has made it easy to engage people all over the world.”</p><p>Carvin calls himself an “informational DJ.” He has used crowdsourcing to cover stories ranging from the Newtown, Connecticut shooting to the Arab Spring.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:28:25 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 7723 at http://kgou.org How Crowdsourcing Changes The Nature Of News Coverage