Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Web 2.0: Help Me Investigate
Is crowd investigative journalism a new model for the business? Can it help spread democracy? Or is it just a gimmick that sounds all digitally and cool but really has limited potential? A UK experiment hopes to find out. Leading UK investigative journalists have teamed up with Channel 4 to create Help Me Investigate, a platform that lets people team up to investigate local and broader issues. A parallel program is Talk About Local, which aims to spread digital literacy in marginalized communities, says this item in the Birmingham Post.