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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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