What if readers were able to help newsdesks work out which stories were worth investing precious reporting resources in? What if all those experts who delight in telling us what’s wrong with our stories after they’ve been published could be enlisted into giving us more clues beforehand? What if the process of working out what to investigate actually becomes part of the news itself?
Dan Roberts, National News Editor, The Guardian. The Guardian is opening up its newslists so you can help us make news.
The Guardian is opening itself up this week. Via a blog it’s showing the public — and its competitors — exactly what they’re working on and what they plan to publish.
They’re doing so via their Inside the Guardian blog with the idea that if they’re transparent about the stories coming down the pike, readers will engage by feeding them tips and ideas they might not otherwise have known about.
According to Roberts, the experiment will last this week. If successful, they’ll continue. If not they’ll shut it down. We’re interested to see what happens.