June 10, 2011


Crowdsourcing Palin Emails

The state of Alaska will release 24,199 of Sarah Palin's emails from her term as governor today, "a disclosure that has taken on national prominence as she flirts with a run for the presidency," the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Morning Score reports that "Several news organizations plan to experiment with crowd-sourcing: The Washington Post is leaning on 100 online volunteers to help sift through the emails. The New York Times has created a form on its website for readers to flag interesting nuggets. The Los Angeles Times will post a searchable archive of the messages and ask readers to email a special account they've created. Politico will gang tackle the story."

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that they have had such a "strong response" to their call for volunteers that now anyone will be able to participate in their analysis efforts.










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