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Publish.org in the news

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The Publish.org team has received some welcome coverage in the trade press recently. The US Based Neiman Lab interviewed myself and Matt McAlister.

“Our big premise is, we’re trying to be an open news desk for the internet,” McAlister said. “At the end of the day, we’re just trying to fuel a healthier, more open ecosystem of journalism. And whether that happens on Publish.org, or whether people experience Publish.org directly or not, at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter.”

You can read the full article here.

While in the UK, journalism.co.uk was interested in the technical way the platform is developing now that it is in public beta.

 

“The Stack Overflow model for example requires users to build different levels of reputation that determine how they are able to engage with the community, what they can post, or what they can flag.”

Read the full article here.

Work at the platform continues apace and new members are welcome, simply sign up at Publish.org.

Written by sarahhartley

December 11th, 2017 at 9:26 am

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Publish.org work looks at credibility

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The work we’re doing at Publish.org continues apace, albeit that much of it is still behind the scenes. Sarah recently blogged about the work going on at that platform and will have more updates in the near future.  The non-profit, collaborative community for creating journalism is growing steadily. She wrote:

In attempting to build a useable way for such identifiers to feature in the experience of our new journalism platform, we know that some (many in fact) can form part of the user design, be a built part of the very fabric of the site. For example, the date of creation and the author would, as you’d expect, be automated into all proposed articles. Some other aspects can also simply be dealt with by rules eg. the commissioning of articles will make word count explicit in the brief for writers.

But there will always be those aspects which require more regular human interventions and judgements. Where those occur, we need to make the decision making process a fairly light-touch experience. Even the most ardent and altruistic of fact checkers isn’t going to want to complete multiple surveys in order to improve the site’s output, over and over.

You can read the full blog post here. Sign up to join the community at the Facebook group here or follow on Twitter @PublishOrg.

Written by sarahhartley

August 30th, 2017 at 3:26 pm

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We’re reading…. (weekly)

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  • “Stepping back from the emotive language, what I am saying here is that, at least to me, badly designed services show a lack of compassion on the part of their creator.”

    tags: research technology design

  • “This year, instead of a single summary report, a series of fact sheets showcasing the most important current and historical data points for each sector – in an easy-to-digest format – will be rolled out a few at a time over the coming months.

    Listed below are the 2017 fact sheets released so far, along with links to related reports that provide other angles of analysis about the news media industry. (State of the News Media reports from 2004-2016 are archived as PDFs and available here.) Check back in the coming months as the collection below grows – and in the years to come as these fact sheets continue to be updated with the latest data.”

    tags: journalism research pew

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August 13th, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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August 6th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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  • “Our Fuse accelerator builds these product teams around an established charity. While the approach means we can launch a new digital service within three months, our longer-term ambition is that the charities will start to develop these ‘product roles’ through the support that we provide. They’re crucial to developing great digital products, and the more talented people we can bring into the sector, the quicker we’ll realise the potential of digital in our collective work.

    tags: tech socialgood funders funding

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July 23rd, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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July 16th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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July 9th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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July 2nd, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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  • “According to Grassegger and Krogerus, Cambridge Analytica had used psychological data culled from Facebook, paired with vast amounts of consumer information purchased from data-mining companies, to develop algorithms that were supposedly able to identify the psychological makeup of every voter in the American electorate. The company then developed political messages tailored to appeal to the emotions of each one.”

    tags: journalism

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June 4th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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May 21st, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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