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The agency, home to more than 500 terabytes of electronic files alone, faces some of the same problems that data journalists do. Justin Ellis
Kernels of corn spelling out "truth"
Matt Stempeck’s Gmail extension aims to automatically detect bogus claims and help guide you (or your hysterical relative) back to sanity.
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
Upheaval in the media business has enabled advocacy groups to better deliver their message by producing something that looks like journalism.
X-ray Gogs
Dan Schultz’s BS-detection software really works, but there are a lot of technology issues — and people issues — getting in the way of a mainstream product.
Droplet demo
At this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, two back-to-back presentations wowed us with new ideas.
Keys on computer keyboard spelling "geek"
Adding metadata to hyperlinks, finding stories in ordinary datasets, providing context for impossibly big numbers.
Screen shot of "Welcome to Pine Point," interactive documentary
“There’s a sense in which storytelling is really a deep part of our behavior — the way we relate to objects and experiences in the world.”
The man who led Al Jazeera to global prominence will be speaking at the Media Lab Friday, both about the Arab Spring and the media ecosystem that surrounded it.
Meat pizza
Clay Johnson likens our fatty media diets to our love of cheap junk food. But he thinks there’s a market opening for higher-quality content.