BBC Seeks User Input On Election Coverage
Members of the public will be invited to contribute to the BBC’s coverage of the next general election in the form of wikis, reveals Journalism.co.uk.
Users will be able to add and edit profiles of their constituencies on the BBC’s website as part of the planned initiative for the next UK election, which is widely tipped to take place either this year or next.
“We are planning an audience-edited constituency profile area, which along with other statistical election information about the area, would provide a detailed look at each constituency from a national as well as an 'ultra local' grassroots level,” comments Vicky Taylor, head of interactivity at BBC News.
She adds: “We will have a whole interactive section for the election…we'll involve the audience a lot more in saying what really matters and what issues we're going to cover.”
This follows on from the BBC’s announcement last week that it is expanding its user-generated content hub to incorporate a night-shift team to cover international news and points of debate contributed by readers.
Further details on the second story can be found at Journalism.co.uk.