Monday, March 19, 2007

Assignment Zero

Assignment Zero is a new media website created by Wired magazine and Jay Rosen's site, New Assignment.Net. I'm not sure if this is the same media website that our reading about Rosen mentioned, but the concept seems the same. They are basically relying on the masses for article ideas and source information and to help write the articles. Below is part of the New York Times article on the new site.

"A new experiment wants to broaden the network to include readers and their sources. Assignment Zero (, a collaboration between Wired magazine and NewAssignment.Net, the experimental journalism site established by Jay Rosen, a professor of journalism at New York University, intends to use not only the wisdom of the crowd, but their combined reporting efforts — an approach that has come to be called “crowdsourcing.”"


ljt said...

Yes! That's the same site from the Rosen reading. Good catch.

ljt said...

Also -- our very own Republic newspaper and Gannett in general have begun to develop crowdsourcing in a big way.