Obviously says Dan Roberts announcing the move yesterday evening,
we're not planning to list all our exclusives or embargoed content and we'll also have to be careful not to say anything legally sensitive or unsubstantiated. Nonetheless, we think there are lots of routine things that we list every day which might provoke interesting responses from readers: everything from upcoming press conferences, to stories we need help uncovering. If readers can see that we've got a reporter looking into the police killing of someone with a Taser – to use a recent example – they might be able to direct us to other recent deaths or the definitive report on their safety risks
Some will say that this is the concept of networked journalism gone mad,others that it is the only way that journalism will survive in this ever connected world.
What this crowdsourcing exercise does is further blur the lines between the journalism profession and the general public,contributing further to the loss of value of content.
We have seen some bold moves by the Guardian in recent times,often it seems led by "digital journalists" who have no concept of the business model that they are unleashing.
It's a brave move and let's hope it isn't just another initiative that will get the plug pulled on it after a few months.