We recently started a discussion on stream on what open source journalism might look like for as us developers. We also discussed some implications and use cases for both readers and journalists. Here’s a quick breakdown of our initial chat on 2/6/2020.
I plan on editing this post as we continue to grow this idea as a community. If you have any feedback or would like to follow along join the stream Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm.
Initial punch list (Last edited 2/6/2020)
☐ Source an origin Content from same location or time stamps ☐ Allowing people to submit sources, articles already posted online ☐ Archiving original posts + revisions ☐ Determine mood and sentiment from comments ☐ Source similar or related information ☐ Read more on what problems journalist currently face ☐ Tech stack ☐ admin.site.com for data submission and processing ☐ website itself will be pre-generated and stored on: ☐ distributed servers ☐ block chain ☐ object store like s3 or Linode ☐ tor ☐ Goals/Priorities ☐ 1. Develop trust ☐ Verification ☐ Make sure a human is actually posting the external content Keybase Location Source ☐ Distinction between verified and unverified authors ☐ Look for patterns Comments Photos/video posted Other content posted by this author on other platforms, if any
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