Tides Center

Date Awarded
Grant Period
07/01/09 to 12/31/11
Focus Areas
Journalism, Media Innovation
Knight News Challenge

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To develop a service to allow users to better report, track and resolve errors, issues and problems in news coverage

All journalists make mistakes, but they sometimes view admitting errors as a mark of shame. MediaBugs aims to change this climate, by promoting transparency and providing recognition for those who admit and fix their mistakes. MediaBugs will create a public test web site in a U.S. city for people to report errors in any news report – online or off-line. Comments will be tracked to see if they create a conversation between the reporter and the error submitter, and then show whether corrections or changes resulted. Based on a system that technology teams use when releasing software, this aggregation process will display trends in errors and show which news organizations are responsible to public questions and comments.

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Scott Rosenberg

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