Crowdsourcing in Open Journalism

Benefits, challenges, and value creation

Authored by: Tanja Aitamurto

The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138887961
eBook ISBN: 9781315713793
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This chapter explores the role of the crowd in journalism for sourcing information and resources. Through crowdsourcing, journalists can harness the crowd’s knowledge for journalism. Crowdsourcing has been widely used as a mechanism for problem solving by companies, and professional journalists have more recently began to crowdsource knowledge for their stories.

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