See also: Collaborative journalism
AKA: Open Posting
A type of publishing where the actual process of finding and generating news is transparent to its viewers/readers; the ultimate "behind the scenes" but on every single news item. They can contribute a story and see it instantly appear in the pool of stories publicly available. Those stories are filtered as little as possible to help the readers find the stories they want. Readers can see editorial decisions being made by others. They can see how to get involved and help make editorial decisions. If they can think of a better way for the software to help shape editorial decisions, they can copy the software because it is free and change it and start their own site. If they want to redistribute the news, they can, preferably on an open publishing site.
For an excellent review of open publishing check out http://www.cat.org.au/maffew/cat/openpub.html