Posted at 5:27 PM on March 25, 2009
by Sanden Totten
First, the audience became a photographer, sending in pictures of hurricanes to CNN's iReport. Then came the citizen journalist, turning the public into full fledged reporters. Now, more and more websites are asking the reader to step in as the assigning editor.
Last month I stumbled across Spot.us and Business Week's "What's Your Story Idea?", two sites where readers suggest a story and real life flesh and blood reporters will go out and cover it. Now the trend has come to the blog world.
So here's my thought, ignore the bloginess of this app and imagine it for the whole In The Loop package. What segments should we do?
Suggest an interview topic or specific guest (keep in mind, we like newsy stuff on the show). Give us something to investigate or a question to tackle. Tell us your idea for a video! Or do you have an insightful question we could pose to our network of smart and thoughtful listeners? Let us know, go ahead and Skribit.
Hey Sanden, thanks for giving Skribit a shot! Let me know if you have any Skribit feedback after you've begun using it a while.
Off the top of my head I can suggest that you try embedding the widget (we also have newer widget than the one you're using - let me know if you want some help installing that one, it's a bit faster/lighter) within your sidebar instead of inside this blog post - you'll get better visibility with your readers. Granted, this is a shared site so perhaps you don't have access to edit the actual template?
Anyhow, thanks again.