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Articles tagged Center for Civic Media (19)

At the MIT Media Lab, teams of designers, developers and storytellers pulled stories from eight different data sets.
A new paper out of MIT’s Center for Civic Media uses Media Cloud and other tools to map how the story of Trayvon Martin’s death was told — and evolved. Caroline O'Donovan
The director of the MIT Media Lab compares the worlds of media and tech, and says “When you’re sinking, you have two ways to go: You can bet the house on something, go all in, or you can try to become smaller and smaller until you disappear.”
61Fresh is the latest experiment from Globe Lab, the paper’s R&D department, to find ways to harness social signals to see what readers are talking about.
The impact of paywalls, seeing a city through Instagram, and old vs. new media in the Arab Spring: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
Okay, so this isn’t actually a list. But a new tool is aiming to lower the barriers for community participation in blogging with a little help from BuzzFeed’s format. Sarah Darville
Want to see when a story first reached national television news, or which network programs kept it in the limelight? This Ruby script can help.
A Knight Foundation grant will allow the Globe and MIT’s Center for Civic Media to build tools for newsgathering and reader engagement. Justin Ellis
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Adding metadata to hyperlinks, finding stories in ordinary datasets, providing context for impossibly big numbers.