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Episode 3223rd June 2021 • Freelancing for Journalists • Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson
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In this episode, we talk about crowdsourcing stories, what it means and how to go about it. 

We speak to Charlotte Godart, an investigator for Bellingcat who discusses how she used crowdsourced data in a recent investigation into police violence at the Black Lives Matter protests. We also chat with Eric Reidy a freelance journalist involved in crowdsourcing information for migrant-related stories. 


Charlotte Godart

Twitter: @hicharl0tte

Eric Reidy

Twitter: @Eric_Reidy



ProPublica crowdsourcing example (maternal harm)

Guide to crowdsourcing from the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism


Examples of Bellingcat crowdsourcing stories

Bellingcat crowdsourcing police violence in US

The Ghost Boat Story crowdsourcing background

Bellingcat’s open training workshops

Bellingcat’s digital toolkit

Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) resource centre for safety and security resources

Reporting grants