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Online and up-to-the-minute: Virginia Tech shootings
April 17, 2007, 4:35 pm
Filed under: breakingnews, citizen journalism, journalism, online

Mathew Ingram (of the Toronto Globe and Mail) has posted a good summary and very well-chosen links to the peer production of news reports about the shootings at Virginia Tech yesterday.

While that phrase “peer production” usually is used to refer to a coordinated effort, such as the production of open-source software, I think it’s appropriate in this case, because the people posting what they knew online were participating in a widespread effort to share information.

I found the Flickr pool especially interesting. We did not have Flickr on September 11; this is new.

The Roanoke (Va.) Times is posting frequent updates online, and might be the best source for continuing news on this.

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