Journalism crowdsourcing is the act of specifically inviting a group of people to participate in a reporting task—such as newsgathering, data collection, or analysis—through a targeted, open call for input; personal experiences; documents; or other contributions.
Using that definition, most crowdsourcing generally takes two forms:
You have informations about a subject or facts you want to share in the public interest. You can share it here. But please follow these guidelines:
The “sharing (of) personal experiences” also means giving credit where it’s due and verifying original sources of information.
BECOME A SOURCE
If you are aware of facts that are against the public interest or in the public interest, you can contact us in a secure and confidential manner:
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SecureDrop is an open source whistleblower submission system that media organizations and NGOs can install to securely accept documents from anonymous sources.
The first interest is to work in the public interest. You won’t be a passive reader, you make that the people know a news of public interest. You can act to give informations to journalist to reporting about the facts. As regular source you will be an active member of Wonderful news of the world network and you will have access to other members, to journalists and to the stories. You can also become a fundraiser in starting a crowdfunding story. We protect our sources. In Switzerland, sources are protected by the law.
Journalists should be as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information.
As citizens encounter an ever-greater flow of data, they have more need – not less – for suppliers of information dedicated to finding and verifying the news and putting it in context.
Commitment to citizens also means journalism should seek to present a representative picture of constituent groups in society. Ignoring certain citizens has the effect of disenfranchising them.
Thus, write Kovach and Rosenstiel, “The first task of the new journalist/sense maker is to verify what information is reliable and then order it so people can grasp it efficiently.” A part of this new journalistic responsibility is “to provide citizens with the tools they need to extract knowledge for themselves from the undifferentiated flood or rumor, propaganda, gossip, fact, assertion, and allegation the communications system now produces.” (source: the Committee of Concerned Journalists — a consortium of reporters, editors, producers, publishers, owners and academics).
We want to reverse the reader-journalist relationship. It is the reader’s interest/public interest that will determine the matter of report. We will then investigate and identify the problem while giving leads for solutions.
The goal is to do a constructive and not destructive journalism.
Then, associations can be created or existing NGO can be contacted to campaign about the theme analyzed in the press report.
The first attempts to articulate the rights and responsibilities of journalists were made more than 150 years ago at a time of confrontation between The Times of London and the British government.