Crowdsourced News

Help TPM Dig Through The Chris Christie Bridge Scandal Documents

There was a document dump this afternoon in the Ft. Lee, NJ scandal. Over 900 pages released at once. It used to be news staffers would be assigned chunks to scan. Now they are superfluous.

Contributions from readers have been a key part of TPM’s reporting in the past. And we welcome your help with these documents. – Talking Points Memo

I like TPM. It’s a political site through a liberal lens, but I’m scared crowdsourcing journalism will kill the kind of ‘concentrated’ reporting only paid journalists currently do.

TPM isn’t the only site. And TV does it too. And more journalism jobs disappear.

I can’t fight progress. I’m not a Luddite. It’s sad to see things we value disappear.