Readers of The San Francisco Chronicle have a new way to voice their opinions. The newspaper has launched a podcast called Correct Me If I’m Wrong. The channel turns voice messages left for reporters and editors into podcasts for the world to enjoy and of course repurpose.
The channel’s podcast of a reader complaining about the use of the term “pilotless drones” in an article has made its way to YouTube as a remixed video. It was also turned into a downloadable ringtone.
Phil Bronstein, Vice President and Editor of The Chronicle, came up with the idea of podcasting the voice messages. The New York Times reports:
“This is about listening to your readers,” he (Bronstein) said. “Newspapers used to be a lot more lively than they are now and they could definitely stand some of that.” If readers respond well, he added, the paper might add “dramatic readings” of some of the letters that come in.