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Google announces a $300M ‘Google News Initiative’ (though this isn’t about giving out grants directly to newsrooms, like it does in Europe)
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“Design-wise, comments are treated as an afterthought. We wanted to find a way to elevate the best ideas from our readers.”
For one thing, people did really, really badly on the quizzes (although that could be due to a language barrier).
“We want to do everything we can to hear more of those voices and amplify them.”
O jornal desenvolveu softwares para analisar conteúdo.
Previously, 10 percent of the Times’ articles were open to comments. With a tool called Perspective, from Google parent Alphabet’s tech incubator, to help evaluate comments in bulk, it’s shooting for 80 percent open to comments by the end of this year.
“By outlining and making clear what your expectations are for the space, you’re already creating a greater likelihood of success.”
“If everyone can agree that this is what the article says, then they have a much better basis for commenting on it.”