Dennis Ryerson, editor of the Indianapolis Star, reaches out to his public to join in reporting. He calls it crowdsourcing. See also the Washington Examiner’s WECAN project. It’s spreading.
Probably got the term from a recent article in Wired . . .
There was also a good episode on the Open Source radio show on the concept for commercial use this last week . . .
Thanks for the nod, Frank. I considered looking at examples of crowdsourcing in journalism in the original Wired article (I’ve been dying to write about OhMyNews for years), but couldn’t find enough old media examples on which to focus–in that bygone era of January 2006. I was pretty impressed by the tone of Dennis Ryerson’s editor’s note. Almost a mea culpa for journalists everywhere. I’ve requested an interview with him for my blog, crowdsourcing.com. Check back for updates. Thanks…
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