iWitness

Adaptive Path

Date Awarded
06/23/11
Amount
$360,000
Grant Period
06/23/11 to 06/22/13
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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To bridge the gap between traditional and citizen media with a web-based tool that aggregates user-generated content during big news events.

To bridge the gap between traditional and citizen media, iWitness will create a web-based tool that aggregates user-generated content from social media during big news events. Whether a parade or protest, election or earthquake, iWitness will display photos, videos and messages in an easy-to-browse interface.

Created by a premier web design firm, iWitness will make it easier to cross-reference first-person accounts with journalistic reporting, opening up new avenues for storytelling, fact-checking and connecting people to events in their communities.

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Project Team

Jesse James Garrett

Jesse James Garrett is cofounder and president of Adaptive Path, a user experience design consultancy. His contributions to the field of user experience include creating the "Elements of User Experience" model; developing Visual Vocabulary, a notation system for documenting user experience design; and defining Ajax, an approach to creating Web applications. Wired Magazine gave Garrett its Rave Award for Technology, and PC World named him one of the 50 Most Important People on the Web. His clients include Twitter, NPR, Skype, Harvard Business Review and Crayola.

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