Assignment Zero

Billed as An Experiment in Pro-Am Journalism

“One day stories with a thousand people on the masthead might become routine, and we’ll know how to do them. For now we just need hundreds, acting in the spirit of the enterprise, to help us take apart and put together a single, sprawling story. Assignment Zero is a starting point, a base line. Who knows where we will end up. But if reporting in the open style ever comes into its own–at our site or someone else’s–that might very well change journalism and expand what’s humanly possible with the instrument of a free press.”