Daily Archives: November 3, 2008

John Gapper

I have been a sceptic about “citizen journalism” and the suggestion that a swarm of amateur eye-witnesses will take over from professional reporters. So I should acknowledge the success of one site that combines semi-professional expertise with a dollop of eye-witness reporting.

That site is Five Thirty Eight, a three-person operation that has produced an array of insights into the US presidential (and Senate and House) elections this year. Read more