Tag: beat reporting

by Jay Rosen

Two weeks ago I said at Idea Lab that NewAssignment.Net’s third major project—after Assignment Zero and OffTheBus.Net—will be Beatblogging.org. My idea was to run parallel experiments to see whether “beat reporting with a social network” is a viable pro-am method in journalism— or just an attractive concept. I said I was trying to recruit at […] more »

by Jay Rosen

It started with: let’s take a beat reporter at a local newspaper with a strong online presence and develop with that reporter a beat-specific “smart mob” or social network that would help in reporting stories and doing a better job on the beat. I would secure the cooperation of the paper and its editor, and […] more »