RJI Futures Lab update #121

Helping readers take action, and a tool for correcting style errors

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PART 1: BINJ action boxes

As part of its solutions journalism approach, the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism created an Action Box to provide information that readers can use to get involved in issues the stories investigate. Founder Chris Faraone tells us how the engagement prompt fits into the startup's overall strategy. 

PART 2: Lingofy

Lingofy is a proofreading tool from Tansa Systems that allows newsrooms to check stories against various style guides including the AP Stylebook and customized styles unique to individual newsrooms. We find out how it works from Tansa Systems USA Managing Director Christopher Grimm. 

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