Crowd-Powered Collaboration

Collaborative publishing is the recent trend of the public becoming actively involved in journalism, via the internet. However, many scholars and professionals in the field are  skeptical as to whether this is actually “journalism”. Either way,  the reality is that now journalists have the ability to work with the audience and create a better product. For better or for worse, collaborative publishing is here to stay.

  • Crowdsourcing – This  is a phenomenon where online communities hone in on and perform a task better than a  small group  of paid professionals.
  • Open-source reporting – This is the use of honest and transparent journalism, so that the online audience and the media outlet will maintain a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Pro-am Journalism – This is the most direct form of collaborative journalism, allowing media consumers to post messages on the actual media site.