RJI Futures Lab update #118

Audience-driven journalism via Grasswire and Hearken


PART 1: Grasswire

Using a combination of up/down voting and hashtag responses, Grasswire relies on its users to help make news reports more accurate and complete. Co-founder Austen Allred tell us how the site is a kind of Wikipedia for the news. 

PART 2: Hearken

A startup called Hearken, which grew out of a local engagement experiment called Curious City at WBEZ in Chicago, aims to help other newsrooms get the public involved in determining what to cover. We find out from co-founder Jennifer Brandel how the platform helps journalists discover stories that audience members truly want. 

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