Nieman Foundation at Harvard
The 74 is getting into Spanish-language education reporting, starting in Los Angeles
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Aug. 21, 2013, 2:38 p.m.
LINK:  ➚   |   Posted by: Justin Ellis   |   August 21, 2013

That’s beginning next month. HuffPost has maintained one of the most voluminous and active comment communities since launch: 260 million comments in all, with readers leaving as many as 25,000 comments an hour at times. But the vitriol and bad behavior of the anonymous crowd has become too much, according to Arianna Huffington. Speaking at a conference earlier today, via Giga OM:

“I feel that freedom of expression is given to people who stand up for what they say and not hiding behind anonymity,” she said. “we need to evolve a platform to meet the needs of the grown-up Internet,” she said.

It’s unclear yet what method the site will use to identify commenters or whether they will follow the lead of other sites and use Facebook or Twitter credentials.

Show tags Show comments / Leave a comment
Join the 15,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
The 74 is getting into Spanish-language education reporting, starting in Los Angeles
“I’m not just looking for someone who is able to interview in Spanish. I want someone who is a native Spanish speaker, who really knows this community and its needs around education.”
Hot Pod: What will happen to the election podcast boom on Nov. 9?
Plus: Radiotopia finds expanding a donor base a different challenge than starting one, NPR refocuses for innovation, and The New York Times reaches its youngest audience ever with podcasts.
The New York Times is buying the gadget and technology review site The Wirecutter for $30 million
For the price, the Times is getting one of the real bootstrapped success stories in the past decade of digital media — and a toehold in a growing e-commerce revenue stream.