Wired News: Gannett to Crowdsource News. Other large publishers are already experimenting with bringing readers into a more participatory role, and a host of citizen-journalism projects like NowPublic and NewAssignment.Net have sprung up in the last few years. But because of its reach, Gannett’s move could bring these issues into the mainstream.
This is truly remarkable, and it puts Gannett squarely into the lead in the newspaper business.
No doubt, a major part of this initiative is to save money. Gannett is famously careful with its spending, to put it mildly.
But the company’s move is pathbreaking. It will just possibly change the newspaper industry, in a good way, forever.