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Nov. 12, 2008, 10:47 p.m.

Jeff Howe, on crowdsourcing special-needs parenting

As we’ve noted, we were pleased to have Jeff Howe, the author of Crowdsourcing, as the centerpiece of our first Nieman Journalism Lab Book Club. He gave us an hour of his time for a video interview, part 2 of which will be posted on Monday.

Jeff wrote a very personal post on his site today about his developmentally delayed son, Finn — and, in a way, about crowdsourcing. It’s worth a read. I suspect it’ll end up being as powerful a piece of evidence of the power of crowds as the anecdotes in his book.

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email ( or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     Nov. 12, 2008, 10:47 p.m.
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