Saturday, August 01, 2009

Help Me Investigate

Help Me Investigate is a crowd-sourced journalism site based in the West Midlands, and featured in this week's MediaGuardian podcast.

A member of the site puts forward an idea for an investigation, then other members help out by getting hold of documents, sifting data, and writing the investgation up.

It's a great idea, and one that I'd expect to be replicated elsewhere as a more structured form of blogging and citizen journalism.

Current investigations include:

Car Clamping and Parking Fines in Birmingham

Do TV Detector Vans Exist?

& Who Owns the Pubs in Digbeth

More information here

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