Spinning off of the shared flood coverage I talked about in my last post, Publish2 Editor Josh Korr posted the “story behind the story” over at Publishing 2.0:
The discussion about journalism’s future so often focuses on Big Changes — Kill the print edition! Flips for everyone! Reinvent business models NOW! — that it’s easy to forget how simple innovation can be.
Sometimes all you need is a few Tweets, a bunch of links, and some like-minded pioneers.
That’s how a quiet revolution began in Washington state Wednesday. Four journalists spontaneously launched one of the first experiments in collaborative (or networked) link journalism to cover a major local story.
I’ll have my own post up on what happened this weekend.