Source: Reuters Institute (août 2013)
Crowdsourcing can be an efficient tool in investigative journalism, according to a new report from the Reuters Institute. To achieve the best results possible, journalists need to adopt a more open approach to online investigations. This would mean a significant change in newsroom culture.
The paper introduces three case studies from both Finland and the UK. These are:
– How Paul Lewis of the Guardian found out the truth about the death of newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson
– How Tuomo Pietiläinen of Finland’s biggest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat exposed the secret bonuses of Finnish stockbrokers with the help of his readers
– How the online platform Help Me Investigate involved local communities in collective acts of investigative journalism