Sunday, August 31, 2008

Web 2.0 Style for Printed Newspapers

If you consider user participation as one of the primary ingredient of Web 2.0, Daily Newspapers in India are making a beeline on that route.  web2.0_News

Printed newspapers in India are encouraging Citizen Journalism where readers  contribute to the columns with social and civic issues, eye-opening photography and touching true experiences and stories.

The approach works wonders as it allows reporting of news right from the true source of its creation. It also reduces the load on official reporters and encourages collaboration with the common man. Typically, 5-10 percent of print seem to be originating in the hands of readers these days.

Thanks to the technology as people equipped with cell phone cameras, SMSs, PDAs with wireless Internet and mobile computing are able to catch the action live and report it on proper channel within no time.

Here are some of the interesting examples from a reputed Indian Daily ...

READER REPORTER : Crumbling Bangalore Roads



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