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March 17, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
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LINK:  ➚   |   Posted by: Caroline O'Donovan   |   March 17, 2014

Sabrina Hersi Issa and Jeanne Brooks launched a new website over the weekend called New/s Disruptors. Here’s what they’ve said so far:

New/s Disruptors is a project dedicated to re-framing the narrative of digital disruption in the news industry using a human-centered, community-first approach. N/D will incorporate storytelling and aims to develop valuable audience insights for the journalism industry, develop curriculum and training materials and build a deeper connection between journalism, technology and the public.

Hersi Issa went on NPR’s Tell Me More over the weekend to officially announce the launch, and to talk about “why the majority of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are men, and how to encourage young women to consider coding and computer science careers.”

In a live tweet during the NPR show, she expanded a little bit on some of their motivations and plans:

In an email, Brooks wrote the first step for News Disruptors will be “listening sessions which will begin this summer, the output will be in the form of a digital periodical and events.”

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