I’ll actually *be* at this thing, believe it or not. A good chance to plead for some crossover tools that development-challenged newspapers can use for crowdsourcing.
New Assignment editor David Cohn with some notes on the basics of networked journalism: “1. Set up shop… 2. Outreach.”
Another hypothetical news page, this one remixing Flickr’s social media architecture in the context of a news story. Well, yes, of course. I could do without the Flickr-iffic design. Let’s take the functionality and move on.
Sounds like a good repeatable local story, or a distributed journalism piece — go to your local police station and try to get public information, log the response, compare notes in different districts, etc.
More details on DayLife.