CNN recently announced it was ending its longstanding iReport crowdsourcing efforts, opting instead to source stories directly from social media streams. This was a notable marker signaling how news organizations are making different choices about audience growth and engagement.
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For immediate release Noon, Feb. 5, 2015 Contact: Jan Schaffer firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, D.C. – Four media startups proposed by entrepreneurs over 50 have been selected to receive $12,000 each in encore media entrepreneur funding, J-Lab announced today. The projects are a single-topic magazine on Medium.com, a Connecticut hyperlocal FM/streamed radio station, daily Internet radio newscasts
It is often the aspiration of many news publishers to use the eyes and ears of their readers to fuel at least some aspect of their coverage. New tools like Storify and Intersect are making crowdsourcing stories easier and more relevant.