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Asking the (Former) Audience

Slowly, but surely, the traditional media are beginning to get it. In a new example, the Indianapolis Star has discovered a new source of expertise, namely its readers:

We rarely if ever ask for the public’s help when we research an important issue such as operation of the Marion County coroner’s office (now under investigation by the prosecutor’s office) or what’s happening with the county’s troubled juvenile detention center.

Overdue, of course. But what’s the old saying about better late than never?

1 Comment on “Asking the (Former) Audience”

  1. #1 Fleet Street 2.0 » Blog Archive » US regional paper tries networked journalism
    on Oct 5th, 2006 at 4:10 am

    […] Dan Gillmor of the Center for Citizen Media points out an effort by the Indianapolis Star to get its readers’ help in reporting stories. […]