Assignment Zero jumps on citizen journalism bandwagon

David Carr, The New York Times’s media writer, reports on the new website Assignment Zero, a collaboration between Wired magazine and Assignment Zero “intends to use not only the wisdom of the crowd, but their combined reporting efforts — an approach that has come to be called ‘crowdsourcing.’” There are high hopes for the experimental site that will “use custom software to create a virtual newsroom that allows collaboration on a discrete, but open-ended, topic from the very start. “