Alessandra Bianchi writes on the CrowdNe.ws Prototype:
This story looks at an innovative new gardening concept that is a modern-day twist on ancient technology supposedly used in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It's called Vertical Gardening, and produces fruits and vegetables that grow in half the time, requiring just 10% of the water, nutrients, and real estate used by conventional soil gardening. Even better: no dirt, weeds, tilling, kneeling, or weeding required!
As a journalist, my role is to learn things and then share them with you, the audience. The digital age we're now in demands a new way of doing that and traditional media is having a difficult time figuring out how. Traditional journalism is in trouble.
But journalism is important, and so I'm participating in a private beta test with a startup called CrowdNe.ws. CrowdNe.ws is working on a new way for me to report the news, and for you to get it. We're testing out a small prototype now. I'm publishing some stories on CrowdNe.ws and I hope you'll take a look at them and participate in our beta test too.