Building the new news archetype

Jeff Jarvis has an interesting post arguing what mainstream media needs to do to meet the challenges of the user-generated world. Using what is happening in Iran as the catalyst he argues that news organisations should concentrate on curation and on trying to verify the enormous amount of content coming out of the country on Twitter, Flickr and the like.

So I imagine a news organization creating a kind of anti-wiki – a dynamic, collaborative Snopes: a list of what we don’t know so we can see what is unconfirmed and so these things can be confirmed – so journalists can add journalism.

This live blog by Matthew Weaver of the Guardian is attempt at what Jeff Jarvis is driving at.

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