To create !nstant, a mobile app designed to verify and provide context to breaking news on social media.
596 Acres, in partnership with the New Orleans Food & Farm Network, will build an online vacant lot finder, Living Lots, to be prototyped in New Orleans. The platform will connect citizens with land-use data and offer an organized approach to engage with government processes.
Increasing civic engagement through a role-playing game that fosters democracy, empathy, and creative problem solving for civic issues.
A matchmaking service where people who observe and record things of interest connect with people who need their observations, through a map-centric mobile and web app. Data collectors define their interests and locations and share observations with project managers who specify where they need data, (via a simple form) and tag their project with a vocabulary we design to facilitate matching.
We are building an open-source, mobile game application that teaches journalists how to assess digital threats, risks, and vulnerabilities for themselves and their sources. As journalists and citizen journalists report from contentious settings, they face a myriad of security issues and increasing digital risks. This tool teaches critical thinking skills to mitigate those risks.
The American Public Media (APM) Audio Search prototype will determine whether it is possible to provide full-text search of audio files, using open source software to automate the creation of text transcriptions of APM digital audio.
Making voting easy and accessible to all through an open source electronic voting system that allows citizens,including those with disabilities,to cast ballots by actions such as tapping a touchscreen or speaking into a microphone.
To allow the public to see a blocked website by launching a series of tools, including an index and shareable website widgets, that enable the distribution and decentralization needed to provide local access to proxies and mirrored versions of the sites.
To create a Arduino-based noise measurement device and software for data journalism projects informed by community hacking events and prototype tests.
To build a prototype of a news aggregation application, Argos (formerly Seer), which intelligently gathers the context of new stories and present news backgrounders in a concise, digestible form.
PPF will develop digital tools for media publishers that enables visitors to their websites to ask questions, push for public responses, and share answers. These tools will allow visitors to stay on the media websites, but publish questions through to the AskThem.io platform for further reach. PPF will conduct user research on types of questions that online public seeks to ask and have answered.
To test and refine a data-reporting method that other media and organizations can use to localize national stories to the county level.