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    Wikitribune: can crowd-sourced journalism solve the crisis of trust in news?

Wikitribune: can crowd-sourced journalism solve the crisis of trust in news?

Surely what the world needs right now is more paid journalists working with the public to improve the quality of news? So welcome to Jimmy Wales’ new venture Wikitribune which will use crowd-funding to support a (small) team of professional journalists working collaboratively with expert citizens to find stories, create content and fact-check its own work.

It sounds positive. Especially […]

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    Backstage to the Panama Papers: big data analytics and collaborative journalism

Backstage to the Panama Papers: big data analytics and collaborative journalism

 

The Panama Papers has received the Pulitzer Prize in the Explanatory Reporting category. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) – the Washington D.C.-based organization that coordinated the project – interpreted this as a prize to collaborative journalism itself. The use of technology was its fundamental ally. Looking closer at how the Panama Papers came alive, through a network […]

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How young people are coping with ‘fake news’

How ‘literate’ are young people when it comes to getting their news on social media?

Niklas McKerrell is a sixth-form student who attended a recent Polis workshop with Facebook looking at ‘news literacy’. Here are his views on how his generation is coping with ‘fake news’ and the struggle to find reliable information online.

Young people have been developing buffers to […]

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Trust and engagement: notes from the frontline

In March Polis brought together about 50 journalists, data scientists, journalism academics, platform representatives, campaigners, entrepreneurs, startup founders and investors to the LSE to discuss how to improve trust and engagement in the news media. It was a closed workshop designed to stimulate debate and suggest innovation and research initiatives. And it worked. As one participant put it, ‘great […]

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Virtual Reality’s potential in storytelling

Gabriel Zech is a student of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Between 6 and 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Around 2.5 million of them were murdered in concentration camps. At least 800 thousand died in ghettos. Up to 250’000 were disabled and living in institutions.

No matter how much of a […]

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