I am intrigued about the wisdom of the crowds and the experiments going on with the crowd funding of features. Although David Cohn from Spot.us has got quite a bit of publicity in the print world, I actually believe that public broadcasters like NPR should be looking at what he has done as a way to discover what audiences would like investigated. Imagine instead of just paying a licence fee or donating money to an organisation you could indicate what you'd like them to do with it. Will it work if you just give the audience a blank piece of paper? No. But people like pick lists like the one on spot.us.