Friday, August 24, 2007
Sky to Cover Next Election with 400 Citizen Journalists
The Press Gazette reports today that Sky News is about to recruit several hundred 'citizen journalists' to cover the next election campaign, with the help of the City University Media Department. I'm not toally sure what this will involve, but I guess they intend to have someone in most of the constituencies covering what goes on. Stories would be uploaded to the Sky site and could be on air within minutes. is this the first sign of Tim Montgomerie's prediction coming true? He wrote in the Spectator recently that this would be the first election to be fought on the internet. Maybe that was going a little far, but it looks as if it will certainly be *covered* on the internet in a way it never has been before.