The cool thing about crowdsourcing is the fact that the community gets the chance to make contribute to professional journalist. In ch.3 Briggs describes crowdsourcing as a form of outsourcing, which is a great way to describe it. It can be very helpful in certain situations in, which the news station may not be the first ones to the scene of a crime.
This past year plenty of people were uploading videos of the Furguson riots when many media outlets couldn’t get into the city. Also this past winter when we had the snow storm many people went to social media account set up by WSB-TV to show the accumulation of snow in their part of the state. Crowdsourcing is still new to journalism so we have to wait and see if it will continue to be a trend. It can be extremely helpful and informative.