Are moderation and participation the future of news? A panel discussion moderated by Justin Peters of the Columbia Journalism Review Online at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia debated the right way to get the community to participate in life of the news organization.
Most all news organisations these days say that they take their communities pretty seriously, said Peters in his introduction, but they are still trying to find the right way to participate in and to moderate these communities.
“It’s something we hear all the time. Journalists write beautiful articles and along comes the public and writes something critical, offensive, and journalists get upset about that”. But this is something that has always happened, Beckett stressed, it used to happen in the real world, but journalists only started to experience it first-hand when it started to happen online..