Just testing out the ProPublica article republishing tool. Liking the idea of a simple button and copy/paste user experience, but not sure if I’m at risk should ProPublica make corrections on an article that I haven’t reflected in my copy. Maybe that’s more of a concern in the libel-happy UK. Regardless, I hope more publishers see why this is a good idea.
ProPublica Wins Innovation Award
by Mike Webb ProPublica, July 19, 11:55 a.m.
For the second year in a row, ProPublica has received a Special Distinction Award from the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. ProPublica’s Distributed Reporting Project was honored for “systematizing the process of crowdsourcing, conducting experiments, polishing their process and tasking citizens with serious assignments.” The judges called it “a major step forward with how we understand crowdsourcing.”
Additionally, ProPublica2019s News Apps were recognized by the Awards as Notable Entries. The judges said apps like our Recovery Tracker, Unemployment Insurance Tracker and Leadership PAC database continue “to pave the way in inventive collaborative work, developing a number of news applications to make data accessible to many.”
The winner of the top prize this year was the Sunlight Foundation’s “Sunlight Live,” which blends data, video, blogging and social networking tools to cover live news events. A complete list of the honorees is available at the Knight-Batten J-Lab website.
Last year, ProPublica’s ChangeTracker received a Special Distinction Award.
Congratulations to all of those recognized for their innovations!