A little experiment in public news reporting
Dan Gillmor's coverage of OhMyNews this weekend prompted me to send him a note about a project that Howard Greenstein and I have been putting together, which Dan kindly blogged. It's out in the open a little earlier than we planned, but what the heck.
Our idea for Correspondences.org is that citizen reporters and commentators should be recording our history based on their direct experience (whether it is about their own participation in events or using their experience to comment on current events). There is such a pressing need for alternatives to the existing media. So, if you have a local issue or an international one you'd like to comment on, a book or movie review you'd like to write, or whatever--from your experience at school to the city council chambers, in work or finding your favorite recreation area closed due to budget cuts or polluted, feel free to contact me to "join the staff." Our goal is to provide accreditation of sorts for people who want to gain the same access to events as the professional press.
Reality: Let's screw around with how it is presented to us. Live and write about it.[RatcliffeBlog: Business, Technology & Investing]