25 November 2010

Crowd-sourcing the news

From Mashable:

On the social web, investigative journalists are tapping citizens to take part in the process by scouring documents and doing shoe-leather reporting in the community. This is advantageous because readers often know more than journalists do about a given subject, said Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at New York University.

The rest of this article is well worth the few minutes it will take to read it.  If you want to spot a media trend with huge implications, this is it.

h/t @prsarahevans

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