Why Vox has been crowdsourcing for its latest international documentary series

Online news organisation Vox have been developing a community around its latest international documentary series called Borders, in a bid to improve reporting and better serve audiences.

The six-part film series will focus on the impact that borders – from international borders to those separating cities and even neighbourhoods – have on people living either side of them.

Over the last three months, Johnny Harris, video reporter at Vox, has been travelling solo around the world, talking to people in different communities and cultures, to produce six documentaries that will be published this autumn.

He’s kept up a large presence on social media as he’s travelled, making the audience part of his reporting, using their suggestions, comments and questions to shape his journalism.

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