Jeff Howe Assistant Professor of Journalism, originator of the term "Crowdsourcing" firstname.lastname@example.org Expertise citizen journalism, crowdsourcing, multimedia journalism, social movements Jeff Howe in the Press ABC News ABC News’ crowdsourced electoral map was only off by 1 state When it comes to crowdsourcing, the more people, the better, Jeff Howe, an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and the originator of the term “crowdsourcing,” told ABC News. A number over 100,000 is key, he added. Boston Herald Booting up: Book prescribes a framework for survival in changing world If you read one book this summer, let it be “Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future” by MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito and Northeastern University’s Jeff Howe, who coined the term crowdsourcing. AFP Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media — and tackling the scourge of misinformation — using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia. Jeff Howe, a journalist who coined the term crowdsourcing and now is a professor at Northeastern University, said this system can be positive […] MIT Technology Review How to keep up—and even get ahead—when technology outpaces us. Today, at a time when what we’ve created is evolving more rapidly than ever and the Internet allows strangers almost anywhere to connect with each other instantly, Ito and Howe argue that a new mind-set is required to successfully navigate the world. “Our technologies have outpaced our ability, as a society, to understand them,” they […] Tools to survive a faster future Technology is transforming our world quickly. But it’s happening even faster than you think. For example, when a business brings a new server online, how long do you think it takes before that server gets compromised? Gets infected by a virus? A year? A month? A week? Jeff Howe, professor at Northeastern University, has the […] Tech Republic 9 tools to navigate an ‘uncertain future,’ from new book, Whiplash “Humans are perpetually failing to grasp the significance of their own creations,” write Joi Ito and Jeff Howe in Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future. In the new title, released today, Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, and Howe, a journalism professor at Northeastern University andWired contributor, make the case that technology moves […] Periscope phone app gives millions a way to live-stream their lives Both Periscope, owned by Twitter, and Meerkat allow users to live-stream personal videos. Cue footage of comedians washing their hair and families going for a bicycle ride – trending in Germany last week. However, Periscope has already proved itself invaluable for citizen journalists, according to Jeff Howe, a journalism professor at Northeastern University in Boston, […] MSN New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism While social media has empowered citizen journalism for years, the use of live video could become a powerful tool for these reporters and change the way people get news. “It’s not just that you can upload your video, but you can upload it to the social network, which is vastly more powerful than the Web […] PBS Northeastern, Esquire reimagine the future of magazine journalism In 2011, journalist Luke Dittrich set out to walk the 1,933-mile U.S.-Mexico border from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way he and his souped-up baby carriage encountered mountains, deserts, and border agents. A contributing editor for Esquire magazine, Dittrich chronicled his grueling journey in a story for the magazine. We’re […] In time of disruption, media companies and colleges look to each other for help Northeastern University and Esquire are collaborating at a smaller scale, but with a similar innovation-oriented goal. This spring, the university’s journalism school will run a course where students will take traditional pieces in the Esquire archive and “reimagine” them for a digital audience. Tyler Cabot, senior features editor at Esquire, says the magazine is looking […] Jeff Howe for Northeastern Global News Northeastern launches media innovation program for journalists 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. Drugs! Pirates! Murder! 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. 3Qs: Newsweek parts with print 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. 3Qs: Analyzing ‘the first YouTube war’ 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’ 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.