RJI Futures Lab update #90

Editing viral content, and monitoring state legislators


PART 1: Viral content editors

With social sharing now an important part of news distribution, having a full-time person assigned specifically to the task is increasingly common inside news operations. We learn more about the work and content involved from Diana Bruk, viral content editor at Hearst Magazines, and Annie Colbert, viral content editor at Mashable. 

PART 2: Access Missouri

NPR-member station KBIA recently partnered with a team from the University of Missouri to create Access Missouri, a website that pulls together publicly available data about local legislators. KBIA News Director Ryan Famuliner explains how the site offers a new way for the public to keep tabs on their elected representatives. 

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