More and more consumers of news are becoming contributors to and creators of news. Do journalists think that Networked Journalism, a concept where professionals and amateurs are working together to get the real story, is an appropriate tool to work with? asks Anja Kröll, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) fellow and head of department for Austrian and International News at Salzburger Nachrichten.
According to interviews conducted with British and Austrian journalists Networked Journalism has already become reality of their work. But what is needed is support from management, the investment to create an infrastructure, and guidelines to enable effective collaboration and co-creation with the public in newsrooms. The core values of journalism remain vital.