Tag: comment moderation

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials. PART 1: Building a new engagement platform The New York Times, the Washington Post and Mozilla are working together to build an […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google in talks about possible acquisition of Twitch (Douglas MacMillan, Alistair Barr & Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal) 2. AT&T buys DirecTV for $67 billion (Jon Passantino & Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed) 3. Wolff: The right to be forgotten by Google (Michael Wolff / USA Today) 4. Pinterest is sneaking up on Twitter, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps (Pew Internet) 2. Facebook and Instagram teaming up with NBC for Sochi Olympics (Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote) 3. Local legacy media struggles in the digital world (Tom Grubisich / Street Fight) 4. Vimeo turns to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find and fund movies (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Sarah Harkins and Chelsea Stuart. This week, the Reynolds Journalism Institute shows five ways people are trying to make online user comments a thing of real value to both audiences and journalists. 1. Fiskkit is a system in development that allows users to highlight and respond directly to specific […] more »

by Craig Silverman

During a recent trip to see an editor I work with at The Globe and Mail, a national newspaper in Canada, I passed by the newspaper’s cafeteria. My editor looked in and pointed at a man who was sitting with his back to us. “There’s Mathew Ingram, doing his office hours,” he told me. Ingram […] more »

by Mark Glaser

For an experimental feature that barely registers a blip in reality, the idea of letting sources of stories comment on Google News has stirred up a hornet’s nest in journalism circles and the blogosphere. Two software engineers at Google News said they would be adding limited comments to news stories that are linked from the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The people who run the website for the Washington Post newspaper, washingtonpost.com, really want to empower their readers and give them more online. They offer live online chats with reporters and editors, online forums for readers to discuss Post articles, and a slew of blogs including the Post.Blog, in which “The Editors Discuss Site Policies, […] more »