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Zagat was "Crowd Sourcing" Citizen Journalism Way Before it Was Cool (video)

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Over 30 years ago, Nina and Tim Zagat, two Yale Law School-trained Wall Street lawyers, figured that while critics have important things to say about  food and wine, it would be a good plan to source the opinions of citizen experts and organize that data into a guide.

Today, some 375,000 food and wine lovers in 100 countries participate in the Zagat's Survey, submitting ratings through the Web.  

We sat down with Nina Zagat at her Manhattan office for a chat about the evolution of crowd-sourced information, the digital distribution of Zagat's via the Web and mobile, and the New York restaurant scene.

Last week we published story about the company's new iPad app.  We've pasted that video below.

This video was originally published on Beet.TV.