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The Tyler Loop fashions itself as a data-savvy, digital alt-weekly for the growing, increasingly diverse city of Tyler.
“The splash is really the best of our editorial voice…In thinking about who we are, this is the best reflection of it from a product perspective.”
The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”
“I’m afraid that more and more people in news organizations use 360 for stories that are not interesting. Bad content will keep people away from watching it.”
“I don’t think earning trust is something you do once and just bank on for a long time.”
“We have a role that is almost like an NGO. We build and open databases, break with the exclusivist paradigm — we even train competitors!”
“I wanted to make the most inclusive science and technology publication, period.”
Plus other interesting digitally and innovation oriented winners in the 2017 prizes.
The 11-year-old organization is now looking to move beyond philanthropic support.
Faktisk.no is a new collaboration between newspapers Dagbladet and VG and the country’s public broadcaster NRK: “One of the first things we realized was that we had to sit outside our own organizations.”