Submissions:2019/Opening the news: how to use civic tech to promote reliability in news media

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.



Title:

Opening the news: how to use civic tech to promote reliability in news media

Theme:

Reliability of Information
+ Tech & Tools

Type of session:

Presentation

Abstract:

Since 2018, I've been running a NewsDiffs fork (http://newsdiff.devlabmexico.org/) for monitoring four mayor news outlets in Mexico. I've found several practices of editing that go unnoticed by the audiences but affect the content. While the main analysis is still pending, I'd like to share some of my findings and invite the people to use this tool in their own contexts.

Academic Peer Review option:

No

Author name:

Pepe Flores

E-mail address:

pepe.fls@gmail.com

Wikimedia username:

Padaguan

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia México

Estimated time:

30 minutes

Preferred room size:

30-40 persons

Special requests:

None

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

A prototype of the project was briefly presented during IFF 2018 in Valencia, Spain

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

Yes