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Final project description


Monday, July 25


A 256 character (yes, that’s short!) description of what you’re going to work toward for your
final project.

The objective of this task is to get a sense of what other participants are working on, and look for possible collaboration opportunities.

How to submit:

submit your description here:

Don't forget to include a link to your P2PU profile so others know how to get in touch re: collaborating.

VIEW current project submissions so far! (also exportable via the "export data" button on the page)

Diskutera uppgift

  • Miguel Angel García Ramírez   1 augusti 2011 23:16

    I completely missed this task when requested, but here it is:

    "An open and extensible news platform that will give users more information about the context and relationships of news stories. It will provide ways to share and request news information, and to integrate data using several sources to make a story complete"

  • Jordan Wirfs-Brock   29 juli 2011 12:33

    I've been thinking about how to visualize how all the #MozNewsLab projects relate, to really get at the core of what the Knight-Mozilla partnership is doing to change news for the better.

    I started by reading and categorizing the ideas, and distilling them into the key problems with news in the digital age that they are addressing. Some of my thoughts are here.

    If anyone out there is intersted in doing some more work to visualize the connects, let me know! I see it being some kind of massive interactive mindmap...

  • manuel pinto   30 juli 2011 09:30
    Som Svar På:   Jordan Wirfs-Brock   29 juli 2011 12:33

    Hi Jordan, very insightful your post. I thought you may find interesting visualizing the project descriptions using many eyes.

  • Jacob Caggiano   27 juli 2011 12:52
    You can now export a .csv of everyone's projects via the "export data" button on the top right of the page
  • Tathagata Dasgupta   27 juli 2011 13:20
    Som Svar På:   Jacob Caggiano   27 juli 2011 12:52

    If you can tollerate some broken HTML ..  here is a colorful page. If you are that adventerous and flexible - go here.

    Warning watching broken HTML is injurious to design sense.

  • Jordan Wirfs-Brock   27 juli 2011 12:48

    Does wufoo let us commit on the project descriptions? We can comment on the ones that have been cross-posted here, but that's only a subset of the projects...

  • Dan Whaley   27 juli 2011 12:32

    Mine is submitted to wufoo.  I made a small change, and resubmitted... Can you delete the first entry?   #48?

    " An open-source, distributed platform to enable sentence-level, community moderated annotation of news, blogs, legislation, scientific articles, PDFs, books, video, etc. without the consent of the target. Crowdsourced peer-review for the Web."

  • Jacob Caggiano   27 juli 2011 12:45
    Som Svar På:   Dan Whaley   27 juli 2011 12:32
    OK - deleted
  • Jordan Wirfs-Brock   27 juli 2011 12:52
    Som Svar På:   Dan Whaley   27 juli 2011 12:32

    This idea is read. Really rad. This fits into a theme I've seen in a lot of #MozNewsLab projects, where a "story" isn't just the content that's published, but all the meta-information that surrounds it.

    Have you given any thought to how sentence-level annotation would affect the process of reading content? Maybe by employing a visual way of layering on the annotations you could make them more seamless. Reading texts and meta-texts (footnotes, endnotes, highlights, annotations) always poses a challenge, whether digital or no. But it almost always adds to the information experience.

    Anyway, I'm excited to see where this goes!

  • Dan Whaley   8 augusti 2011 21:05
    Som Svar På:   Jordan Wirfs-Brock   27 juli 2011 12:52

    Jordan-- I didn't see your reply till just now!   So sorry... what a loser!  I think the visual element is really key.  I'm imagining several different ways to view, but foremost is probably a thin sidebar heatstrip of lines that would indicate the clustering of comments line by line and whether the sentiment (as self-identified by contributors) is positive or negative or neutral by green, red or grey lines.

    I LOVED your paper deck in your final presentation.  Go girl!


  • Shaminder Dulai   27 juli 2011 02:01

    In reference to Saleem and Phillip's comments below, I also have no option to reply to comments.

  • Phillip Smith   27 juli 2011 10:03
    Som Svar På:   Shaminder Dulai   27 juli 2011 02:01

    Thanks for the confirmation, Shaminder.

  • Shaminder Dulai   27 juli 2011 12:29
    Som Svar På:   Phillip Smith   27 juli 2011 10:03

    It seems to be fixed now, as evidienced by my reply to you. Score! It works!

  • Daniel Schultz   27 juli 2011 00:12

    ATTN-SPAN gives average shlubs access primary sources without forcing them to watch C-SPAN all day.  The system records C-SPAN, identifies events based on transcripts and visual cues, and creates personalized episodes based on who you are.

  • Alex Samur   27 juli 2011 00:23
    Som Svar På:   Daniel Schultz   27 juli 2011 00:12

    Thanks Daniel -- hopefully you've also added your summary with the others to the link above. :)

  • Jacob Caggiano   25 juli 2011 19:15
  • Saleem Khan   25 juli 2011 18:00

    I've already posted this via the WuFoo form, but here's my 256-character outline of my final project. It's a new one, not one of my previous submissions, and it solves real problems that journalists have in both the developing and industrialized world:

    Investigate Net is a Web-based mobile, desktop and telecom tool that helps journalists surmount access, practical, financial or technological information and expertise barriers in newsgathering and investigation, and enables local and global collaboration.

  • Saleem Khan   25 juli 2011 17:29

    Am I missing something or are lab administrators the only ones who can comment on participants' posts here?

  • Phillip Smith   25 juli 2011 18:56
    Som Svar På:   Saleem Khan   25 juli 2011 17:29

    Hey there Saleem,

    If you're not seeing a reply button for each comment here, then I think it's a bug in P2PU. Can you confirm with a screenshot?


  • Jordan Wirfs-Brock   25 juli 2011 17:03

    Project: “GitHub for storytelling.”

    Goals: Foster open-source principles in journalism. Extend life-cycles of stories beyond their publish dates.

    Key features: An open reporter’s notebook, version control, collaborative authorship tools and story-forking.

  • Corbin Smith   25 juli 2011 16:53

    Hey everyone! Make sure you don't simply post your 256 word description as a comment to this task. You need to submit your post here.

  • Bharath Channakeshavaiah   25 juli 2011 16:44

    “Is this street safe to Walk?” mobile app. When someone witnesses an unsafe event on a street can later, mark that street as safe or unsafe. Such responsible saviours or reporters will be part of a  game to become the “Superman” of the street, area or town

  • Nicola Hughes   25 juli 2011 16:07

    Also posted to wufoo but here for your enjoyment I give you



    An editorial crowd-sourced democracy for news issues. It puts the relevancy, sociability, user-generated-content, readability and finishability into news. It’s a mashup of Storify, Big Blue Button, the studio discussion, a reader and a good old-fashioned newspaper. 

    Post here.

  • Laurian Gridinoc   25 juli 2011 16:02

    I post it earlier on woofoo, however here it is again:


    To convey the internal structure of complex objects, illustrators create exploded views to expose hidden parts, to convey their global structure while exposing local semantic relationships.
    Stories are such objects. I'm making a tool to illustrate that.
  • Cole Gillespie   25 juli 2011 15:45

    just to clarify we do not post here 


    we post them here ->



  • Phillip Smith   25 juli 2011 17:02
    Som Svar På:   Cole Gillespie   25 juli 2011 15:45

    Correct. Post them to the form, and we'll make the form results public ASAP so you can peruse them all.

  • Travis Kriplean   25 juli 2011 15:40

    Evolution focuses on stories rather than individual articles. Readers are challenged to summarize concerns & insights from the comments. Succinct, high-quality summaries spur followup articles in the newsroom. A virtuous cycle without overburdening staff!

    (note that I might end up switching to the second project I discussed in my recent blog post...I would love to hear which one appeals to you more!!!)