Jay Rosen's and Wired News just launched AssignmentZero, "an attempt to bring journalists together with people in the public who can help cover a story."

I think this is a really wonderful project that takes the concept of citizen journalism to the next level by creating a platform for professionals and amateurs to collaborate on one story. Check it out and sign up to be a part of the project. Their first project-- assignment zero-- is about crowdsourcing and the larger practice it's part of: peer production on the new information commons.

(I wrote their copyright and privacy policy so please let me know if you have any feedback on that.)


With so many people using the internet and mobile methods of submitting news this is the natural evolution into a much broader, more rounded news coverage.

Wow, great, i think i'm going to register there, it sounds interesting

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