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How can the power of the crowd help make journalism better?

In this TEDxTalk Paul Lewis talks about the power of citizen journalism and how traditional news media can use it as a resource. Please watch the talk and share your opinions here.

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    Nov 6 2011: The key is to find ways of balancing out the negative potential of journalism and the crowd. What I think we need is something akin to the scientific method for the reporting the news and political debates. A common language of reporting and argument based on empirical evidence and some kind of methodical peer review. Something that can take us off the path of speculative and emotionally charged opinion and toward a common moderate discourse.

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