From the category archives:

Crowdsourcing

Erick Schonfeld put up a post at TechCrunch last night about Cambrian House -- the Calgary-based crowdsourcing software company -- and how it was heading for the dead pool after failing to raise financing and being forced into a "fire sale" of its intellectual property and other assets. Since I know co-founder and CEO Michael…

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NewAssignment.net: An overview

by Mathew on January 15, 2008

Dave "DigiDave" Cohn, the one-man editing and assignment desk behind several NewAssignment.net projects -- including Off The Bus (a joint venture in "crowdsourced" political reporting with The Huffington Post) and Assignment Zero (a joint effort with Jeff Howe of Wired magazine) -- has a great overview of all the different projects that Jay Rosen's brainchild…
It's romantic in a way, the image of "citizen journalists" with their trusty cellphones, capturing news events around the world and allowing everyone to see instant photos or videos. But it can also be very dangerous, as a story out of China shows. As reported by CNN and at TechCrunch, a man who took pictures…

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Help us create a great mesh 2008

by Mathew on December 6, 2007

The mesh team -- that's Rob Hyndman, Stuart MacDonald, Mark Evans, Mike McDerment and yours truly -- are doing our best to come up with some really great content for the next mesh conference in May, but we wanted to ask you for some help as well. Many of you helped by telling us what…
Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, gave a long and passionate speech in London last week at a memorial event hosted by The Guardian -- the full text of which is here -- and in it he said many valuable and wise things about the practice of journalism (although he kind of…

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