When we talk about the Crowd in CrowdNews, we’re talking about both our journalists and our audience. We believe that the audience knows a lot. And we plan to make use of that knowledge. The CrowdNews audience can participate in their news universe, not just by deciding what news is important to them, but also by rating, recommending, and reviewing stories for accuracy.
At CrowdNews we believe in the wisdom of the crowd. NPR recently had an interesting article on just that: So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent.
For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of the Good Judgment Project, an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.
According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.
I’d like to ask you, our Crowd, what you think about becoming part of your own news process. If you were to watch or read a story on CrowdNe.ws, and you knew there was an inaccuracy, would you speak up?
So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent http://crdne.ws/OrJYga