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. His 20-year newspaper career included a decade as investigative projects editor at The Columbus Dispatch and stints as city editor of daily newspapers in Scranton, Pa., and Danville, Ill. Before returning to IRE, where he previously worked as a training director, Haddix served as an assistant vice president at Ohio State University and director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism. 

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