Crowdsourcing with Google Forms

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Doug Haddix of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 10:10am
  • Location: M109
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to create a simple Web-based form to gather information and save it in a Google spreadsheet. No programming skills needed. Journalists can use Google Forms to crowdsource data, story tips, polls, and other information from readers and viewers. In addition, Google Forms can be used internally as a collaborative tool to collect information and data from everyone involved in a news story.

Prerequisite: Please have a Gmail account set up before the class.

Speaker Bios

  • Doug Haddix is executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for 6,000 members worldwide. Previously, Haddix worked as an IRE training director, an assistant vice president at Ohio State University, director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, and as an editor and reporter at newspapers in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He earned a master's in journalism from Indiana University.

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