RJI Futures Lab update #154

Hearken’s interactive reporter’s notebook


A startup called Hearken is developing a tool called the interactive reporter's notebook, which would give audiences access to information that is often lost during the reporting process. Co-founder and CEO Jennifer Brandel says enabling reporters to share what they learn along the way might help foster better audience engagement.

Hearken grew out of a local engagement experiment called Curious City at radio station WBEZ in Chicago. Its mission is to help newsrooms get the public involved in determining which stories to cover.

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