Thanks to KoAnn, CEO of Sustainable Life Media, for this important link about Pro-Am journalism. AssignmentZero is co-sponsored by Wired and is an innovative approach to orchestrating conversations between professonal editors and amateur journalists. I believe this editoral approach can have useful application in online interaction between authors and readers of networked books.
Get Involved | AssignmentZero
" To get the project started, Assignment Zero editors have identified some relevant topics and broken them down into assignments - like an interview, research, or writing a piece. Each of the assignments is marked with either a crowd or individual symbol. The crowd symbol means that this assignment is open to everyone -- it's non-exclusive and ongoing. You can add information at any time".
I will be exploring how AssignmentZero manages their Pro-Am integration.