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The tech industry looks at the web and sees User Generated Content.
The publishing industry sees Crowd Sourcing.
Both put themselves at the center, but in news it's the sources who are at the center.
We're putting together an NYU panel for Internet Week -- people who are frequent sources for news reporters who use blogs to get their story out there.
I call this Sources Go Direct.
We want to provide excellent examples to show that the web is about more than traditional journalism, that a new kind of communication is emerging.
Examples include: Nate Silver, Fred Wilson, Simon Johnson. The ultimate STGD is Paul Krugman.
We're also looking for a contrarian, someone who says that sources can't or won't go direct, but do it with respect.
We'll send an announcement of the panel, it will be followed by an open newsroom for bloggers and professional journalists.
Likely date/time: 2PM through 5PM on Wednesday June 9 at 20 Cooper Sq, 7th Fl.
PS: STGD == Source That Goes Direct.
PPS: STGDs are always NBBs. (Natural-born Bloggers.)