The Center for Citizen Media is going to be looking hard at the current state of the art in grassroots content. Over time, we aim to look broadly and deeply at who’s getting into it and why.
As part of that research, of the first things we’re going to examine closely is what traditional media organizations are doing — beyond staff-created blogs and podcasts — to truly involve their audiences in the journalism process. We’ll be posting more details about this survey, including a request for your ideas on how we can best accomplish our goals, next week.
Craig Newmark, a member of the Center’s Board of Advisors, has made a donation to jump-start the project. This will help us pay for some Web development and student-researcher work. We’re delighted, and grateful.