Three More Ways To Make News More Interactive and Collaborative

Three concepts and terms you should know…

Crowdsourcing – Using a online community or group of people to report a story.

WNYC radio has been experimenting with this for a few years and has used this approach to report on stories about price gouging and the economy.

Open-Source Reporting – Applying concept of “open source” to journalism to produce more transparent and useful news products.

HelpMeInvestigate solicits story ideas and input from readers. In turn, the founders offered the code to their website so others could use it.

Pro-am journalism – Allowing audience to publish directly to same platform or website that professional journalist use.

CNN iReport is one of the best known examples.


About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine,, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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