Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How NY1's The Call Pioneered Crowdsourcing the News

In 2004, NY1's news anchor John Schiumo got into an argument with his producer about Martha Stewart. He didn't think the Ms. Stewart's court trials deserved a high ranking on the channel's nightly newscast. "I was insisting that people didn't care and she was insisting that people did care," Mr. Schiumo explained. "So I kind of blurted out: 'I want to host a newscast where the viewers tell me what's news because nobody cares about this.'"I lost the argument, but I walked away with the idea," he said.
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