Making news content more transparent

2 comments

  1. Grace Lile

    Great post Sameer. (Sorry it’s taken me so long to read). The issue of transparency regarding sources, point-of-view, context is such a critical one for me, coming from the archives perspective. The notion of objective unmediated truth has held increasingly less credence for quite some time; it continues to astound and frustrate me how little contextualization is provided for online video especially. My first questions are always: who wrote/shot/created this? what interests/point of view/perspectives do they represent? What/who’s voice is missing? Your ideas are really intriguing; interested to hear more…cheers, Grace

  2. Irene Ros and Nathan Matias are using their Knight Prototype Grant to create an Open Gender Tracker, which aims to surface the gender balance within news stories:

    http://www.knightfoundation.org/grants/20120284/

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