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During my stay at the Sacramento Bee in 2009 I began studying the commenting system that the online paper was using, called Pluck. I became interested in how the newsroom dealt with quality issues in the online comment discourse.
What types of stories get comment traction on hyperlocal sites?
Last week, my news organization announced we were evolving our online commenting practices a bit to improve the quality of discourse on NPR.org.
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Are Americans becoming more isolated from each other? Maybe, Pew says, but don’t blame Facebook » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of JournalismThe accusations are familiar: The Internet is making us sad.
A few years ago, Public Radio International coaxed its most popular host, Ira Glass of " This American Life ," into digital cinema. Ira had already expanded his famed radio program into a traveling stage show that toured a dozen cities a year. With this new idea he would perform one show and beam it live to hundreds of movie theaters around the United States at the same time.
A little over 100 days ago, a community news blog in Rockville, Md., took a big leap .
This week, we're excited to kick off our first local Truthsquad on NewsTrust Baltimore . Truthsquad is our community fact-checking service, where our community helps us research controversial claims from politicians, pundits and public figures. For the next two weeks, we'll fact-check a claim by Maryland Gov.
This series is supported by Gist .
As part of a “social media summit” this week, the BBC posted an overview of how its user-generated content desk handles reports from the field — verifying and curating them in much the same way that Andy Carvin of NPR has been doing for the past few months during the upheaval in the Middle East. As I’ve written before, there is a growing need for this kind of curation , but there is also the need to start looking at news as a process and not as a pristine, finished product.