RJI Futures Lab update #69

A new system for engagement, and a handbook for user-generated content


PART 1: Building a new engagement platform

The New York Times, The Washington Post and Mozilla are working together to build an open-source platform that other news organizations could use to improve commenting and discussion on their websites. We learn what the project hopes to accomplish from Marc Lavallee, editor of interactive news at The New York Times, and Michael Maness, vice president of journalism and media innovation at the Knight Foundation, which is funding the project.

PART 2: The Verification Handbook

More than 20 practitioners from some of the world's most respected news and aid organizations worked together to produce the Verification Handbook, a guide for authenticating and using user-generated content. We explore what went into the guide and how it might be useful to newsrooms.

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