by Online Journalism Review
The Online Journalism Review writes:
"The interactive nature of the Internet allows online writers to involve readers in news reporting in ways that print and broadcast journalists never could before. Online writers can solicit leads and advice from readers through open source reporting, or even ask readers to report a story themselves, through a distributed reporting project. Still, the vast majority of online reporting is done the old-fashioned way, through interviews, observations and record checks done by the writers themselves."
The OJR article goes on to discuss the following topics in greater detail:
1. Open source reporting
2. Distributed reporting
3. Traditional reporting
4. How to find story ideas