Help Me investigate, a trial of a platform for crowdsourcing investigative journalism, based in the UK’s West Midlands has had its first investigation published. I have previously blogged about this exciting project and it’s interesting to see some results.
Given my recent discussion about journalists and not-for-profits funding journalism and the major news organisations reaping the rewards, I wonder whether the Birmingham Post, who first published the work from the site, actually contributed any funding to the process? But it is interesting to see a different way of publishing and engagement from readers.
Check out creator Paul Bradshaw’s post on the project and let me know what you think.