The news that Gannett is trading in it’s newsrooms for Information Centers is being heavily discussed. Most are viewing it as an opportunity to lose staff and rely on the public for news. Although, the details of the plans read more like an attempt to retrain ‘old media’ staff to prepare them and Gannett for the future.
Jeff Howe at Crowdsourcing.com is closely involved with the story and is posting regular updates.
Other coverage so far:
- Matthew Ingram- Deconstructing the Newsroom
- So just what is the Gannett Information Center?
- News publisher Gannett embraces crowdsourcing
- Crowdsourcing the news
- Gannett Moves Out Of The Newsroom Into The Information Center
And a roundup of conclusions from Crowdsourcing.com.