Guardian says open journalism is the onlyway forward
If there‟s one newspaper that has stood
apart from the crowd in terms of itseagerness to embrace a digital-mediaworld, it is
in Britain. Thepaper was one of the first to make user-generated content
an approach that he says is the only real optionfor media in the digital era.The centerpiece of the campaign is a great video (embedded below) thatreimagines the story of the Three Little Pigs as a modern morality tale, from theopening scene
in which riot police bash in the door of the third little pig‟s row
to the Occupy-style street demonstrations in support of the swine, andultimately a courtroom battle that sees the pigs admit to destroying their ownhomes in an attempt to frame the Big Bad Wolf, because they were unable to maketheir mortgage payments. Throughout the clip there are people commenting onFacebook, posting to Twitter with hashtags and uploading videos.
What does practicing “open journalism” really mean?
The idea that people can now comment on the news and otherwise interact with the
output from newspapers isn‟t go
ing to come as much of a surprise (hopefully) tomost people. But the point of the video is not that this happens, but that anymodern media entity has to become part of that process and make those
interactions part of what they do