Jay Rosen has a nice roundup on the wikiporting under way between Porkbusters and The Washington Examiner. Here’s how he puts it:
Today marks a key moment in the evolution of the Web as a reporting medium. The first left-right-center coalition of bloggers, activists, non-profits, citizens and journalists to investigate a story of national import: Congressional earmarks and those who sponsor and benefit from them.
Bloggers will contribute to the story by calling and getting quotes from their individual representatives. Rosen sees this as a paradigm shift in newsgathering. I’m not sure about that, but I call it a good start.
I guess either Brad Warbiany or I will have to call our Rep. Tom Price’s office. I’ll give Brad a few hours to beat me to it…