New York's news cable television station NY1 launched last July a half-hour TV show where the viewers vote online for the five news stories that go on the air every weeknight at 9pm. The show is named "The Call", and also features live phone call-ins and e-mails read on air and polls. The results so far: the ratings have quadrupled, and rather than celeb gossip, as many skeptics expected, people have chosen news that matter. And told the journalists that their news judgement is not always sound: the day NY1 provided hours of coverage of a Republican candidate dropping out of the primaries for NY governor, for example, that story came in ranked only 11 of 15 by the viewers.
CBS Evening News lets viewers choose online one of three stories to be reported by the show's Steve Hartman and aired once a week during the "Assignment America" segment (call it "You assign, we report").
In January the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper started asking readers to vote online for one story to run on the front page of the print edition the next day, identified as "Readers' choice" (example here in PDF format, 2.3 MB).
The Swiss German-language daily tabloid Blick lets readers send in news and pictures by text message or photo message from cell phones, e-mail or voicemail. People actually pay (little) money for the text and photo messages, but the published pictures or stories (checked and written by Blick's staff) are credited and paid at least 100 CHF (64 euros). Since they started about one month ago, the paper has published almost every day a picture or a news item that came through this channel.
At the Spokesman-Review daily newspaper in Spokane, Washington, the two daily news meetings are open to the readers and webcast live (with a special e-mail address for interaction). More: in a section of their website called "News is a conversation", ten readers/bloggers critique the daily paper, openly, and both reporters and other readers can respond and comment. The SR says that this is about increasing transparency and accountability in journalism (the newspaper was criticized in the recent past for not being really aggressive in reporting its owner's legal problems).
The International Herald Tribune will start publishing on its website stories written by members of the public - the South Korean public, that is: the Trib just signed an agreement with OhMyNews, a pioneering and very popular "citizen journalism" site in South Korea which counts some 40'000 non-professional contributors.