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Citizen sports coverage, Danish style

Citizen sports coverage, Danish style

Journalists in Denmark have been doing some pioneering work in citizen sports coverage.

As PBS Idealab reports, The Danish School of Media and Journalism asked 150 citizens to become journalists and follow the Under 21 Football Championship;

The participants gave real time reports via Twitter, collating them under the hashtag #U21aarhus. They also used a specially designed iPhone Application, produced by Widgetbox. The resulting reports were then curated and presented as a Storify page to clearly display the information.

Sports coverage is set to become an ever more interactive experience, as including social media and text messages from is increasingly common in sports T.V. programming, but it's one step further to have the reports generated by the fans themselves.

Source: PBS Idea Lab


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Katherine Travers

Date

2011-08-24 18:53

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