For the last couple of months we have been talking with New York University journalism professor (and HuffPost blogger) Jay Rosen about teaming up with his experimental site, NewAssignment.net, to add a new dimension to the coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign.
We are now ready to invite your participation. We are recruiting large groups of citizen journalists from around the country to cover the major presidential candidates.
Each of these volunteer reporter/bloggers will contribute to a candidate-specific group blog — offering written updates, campaign tidbits, on-the-scene observations, photos, or original video.
We'll have a Clinton blog, an Obama blog, an Edwards blog, a McCain blog, a Giuliani blog, a Romney blog, a Biden blog, a Richardson blog, a Dodd blog, a Kucinich blog, a Brownback blog, a Huckabee blog. Each offering a wide variety of voices and perspectives on the campaign they are following. These group blogs will also be a compendium of useful information about each candidate, including their latest speeches, upcoming appearances, new videos and ads, recent news articles and more.
This citizen journalism will be in addition to the coverage provided by HuffPost's staff reporters, and the commentary provided by our regular bloggers, as well as our aggregation of news coverage from mainstream and online media.
It's The Wisdom of Crowds Hits the Campaign Trail.