WIRE: A social network solution
World Investigative Reporting Enterprises (WIRE), conceived by Workshop executive editor Charles Lewis, is one of the new model ideas being developed by iLab. WIRE will be a global gateway to investigative journalism published on an online social-utility platform, and a new financial support system to make that possible.
For the March/April 2009 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review, Lewis wrote about WIRE, as imagined five years into the future.
Lewis describes WIRE as a multimedia platform for the best original stories by the some of the best journalists in the world, commissioned by, reported, written, edited, and published or produced for the news group.
WIRE stories could include video, audio, text, graphics, and searchable databases.
Read the CJR article.