The Guardian wants to aggregate the web’s best journalism, and it wants crowds help.
On Wednesday, the newspaper’s U.S. arm plans to launch what it’s calling a “pop-up aggregator.” After a major news story breaks — the kind that’s bound to be discussed for days, such as Marissa Mayer’s appointment as CEO of Yahoo— a writer will put up a post asking for the best commentary and analysis that surfaces in the following hours and days. Participants are asked to tweet nominations on Twitter with the hashtag #smarttakes.
“We want to showcase multiple perspectives after a big story breaks,” Ruth Spencer, community coordinator for The Guardian U.S., explains. “The Guardian can’t do them all.”
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