When the Web Feeds the Newspaper

Blom, Eric
December 2006
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p78
The article deals with the iHerald project of the Portland Press Herald in Maine. The iHerald section would be a hybrid of citizen journalism and professionally produced content. The concept of iHerald focuses on interactivity, individual and the Internet. It aims to create a conversation, and as part of that conversation and to the extent possible, the organizers of the program wanted to let readers collaborate in the production of iHerald section. The section promotes the involvement of citizen reporters in social issues.


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