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Crowdsourcing

NewAssignment.net creator and journalism prof Jay Rosen's latest venture just went live: Beatblogging is an attempt to improve the coverage of specific news areas or "beats" by using social-media such as blogs and wikis. In effect, Jay and his team -- led by the indefatigable David "DigiDave" Cohn -- want to help beat reporters use…

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I've been meaning to mention this before, but Jay Rosen, the brains behind NewAssignment.net and its various spinoffs -- including OffTheBus, the citizen-journalism political reporting venture with Huffington Post -- has a new project that he told me about when we met for a drink while he was in Toronto for the Online News Association…
Greg Sterling at Screenwerk has an interesting post about a local café in his home town of Oakland called Rooz, which has posted signs saying "No Yelpers" -- in other words, no customers who plan to bitch about the service or the food on the Yelp.com customer review site. Greg asked about the sign and…

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I've been meaning to get to this for days now, but I wanted to post about Jay Rosen's lessons from Assignment Zero, the "crowdsourcing" journalism experiment he put together between his NewAssignment project and Wired magazine, with help from a team of people that included Dave "Digi-Dave" Cohn and Tish Grier. On a related note,…

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