Education Reporting, Internet-Style
Traditional reporting usually involves normal things like visiting schools, interviewing sources, and reading documents. But for an upcoming story in the Post, Jay Mathews goes the nontraditional/ interactive route by asking his readers to contact him and provide insights and information ( see here). Some people call this two-way communication and reader-generated information "Web 2.o," others say it's just a public version of what reporters have done for years -- putting out a call for sources and ideas. Regardless, it's a good way to ensure that a reporter's not just hearing one side of a story or talking to the same people over and again.