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Jeff Howe

Jeff Howe

Assistant Professor of Journalism, originator of the term "Crowdsourcing"

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Northeastern launches media innovation program for journalists

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern, has devel­oped a new track in the grad­uate jour­nalism pro­gram aimed at preparing mid-​​career reporters for the dig­ital age.

Jeff Howe

Drugs! Pirates! Murder!

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, dis­cussed his 12,000-word inves­tiga­tive report on the 2011 mas­sacre of more than a dozen Chi­nese sailors as well as the future of long-​​form jour­nalism at a campus lec­ture on Tuesday.

Jeff Howe

3Qs: Newsweek parts with print

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, likens dig­ital news to an open kitchen restau­rant, where some­thing hot is always being served.

Jeff Howe

3Qs: Analyzing ‘the first YouTube war’

Hun­dreds of ama­teur videos cap­tured by news activists, cit­izen jour­nal­ists and for­eign cor­re­spon­dents in Homs, and dis­trib­uted to news orga­ni­za­tions and video-​​sharing web­sites around the world, have prompted some to dub the sit­u­a­tion in Syria the “first YouTube war.” We asked Jeff Howe — an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design who coined the term “crowd­sourcing” — to explain how videos of vio­lence in Syria have shaped per­cep­tion of the conflict.

The power of the ‘Crowd’

For one assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, a Wired mag­a­zine story was a career-​​defining moment that chal­lenged tra­di­tional methods of newsgathering.

Photo by Christopher Huang.

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