A follow up to the original “Collaboration is Queen” post.
I get asked a lot to talk about Spot.Us. I love it, of course, but I always want to try and abstract away from the specifics of Spot.Us into what it represents.
Rather than talk about the gawking questions like
- Who are these reporters
- What if …. (imagine some scenario that would compromise reporting)
- How do you fundraise?
I like to talk about
- How can you get a group of people to collaboration around a topic
- What will enable participatory journalism for news organizations
- How can we be more transparent in the process of journalism
These questions motivate me – and I hope they show up in Spot.Us.
So when I had the opportunity to lead a discussion at the Journalism Innovations conference more than anything I didn’t want it to be about Spot.Us – but about the greater concepts. My discussion was on collaboration.
I am very grateful to Josh Stearns who obviously took better notes than me. He captured just about every important note I thought we hit and the questions that remained. Excited that SaveTheNews.org might try and tackle these questions through case studies this summer.