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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Gannett wants in.

The largest newspaper chain in America is ready to take the plunge into the sea of citizen journalism after experimenting with the concept earlier this year through its affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., the News-Press.

You can check out some of the details on that 'pilot' run in this release from United Press International. NewAssignment.net goes a bit more in-depth with Gannett's plans for the future. Apparently, it's out with the 'silo' newsroom model and in with 'crowdsourcing' and a four-part strategy that'll put local news and the online editions at priority one. Not to mention one massive restructuring.

I'll take a better look at this tomorrow. Citizen journalism just got a major shot in the arm.

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