Cassandra Daily:

Journalist Melinda Wittstock, harnessing both crowdsourcing and gamification, hopes to create a flourishing source of citizen journalism with her new reporting platform NewsiT . Participants in Wittstock’s mobile, crowd-reporting experiment accept distinct tasks in order to contribute to evolving news items. They can opt to interview a source, capture an image, or check a fact in order to add their weight to an ongoing assignment . Intrepid news-breakers can also upload images and videos in order to initiate stories of their own. Users who contribute to and/or rate NewsiT content are rewarded with points that enhance their on-site editorial status and expand their access.