A "streamlined" (read: stripped-down) media prepares to read 24,000 of Sarah Palin's e-mails by, ugh, "crowd-sourcing."
Chris Cillizza and The Fix are asking readers to help analyze, contextualize and research those e-mails alongside Post reporters over the days following the release. The Post is limiting this to 100 spots for people who will work collaboratively in small teams to surface the most important information from the emails. For more information on how to help report this story with The Fix, go here.
It's like the news media is trying to make the entire world their unpaid interns, now! There's a Palin e-mail Twitter feed for up-to-the-minute updates, and The Fix will reportedly be live-blogging the e-mail analysis, too. If you're not a Washington Post fan, the New York Times will be enlisting your unpaid help, too.
I'm not sure these e-mails will be worth all the effort—Palin aides are encouraging people to read them, which to me suggests they're not going to be very controversial—but they sure are keeping Palin at the top of the news cycle for another weekend.