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Geo-location and News
I get different news reading the same article.
• The New York Times story changes
its text depending on where you’re
readi...
Location matters.
• 5W1H of journalism: “Where” has always been one of the
fundamental questions guiding journalists, alon...
Four Square 6.0
• http://iknowwhereyourcatlives.com
• "Rethinking the location based
service as a discovery tool instead o...
• Map: Finding things to
do in your area
• See what friends
around you are doing
Feed of recommendations
from friends
• Se...
Examples
• Buzzfeed used only UGC in order to report the events of the attack during the Boston Marathon.
http://www.buzzf...
Banjo
• Free location tracking software
• http://ban.jo/
• Katy Newton, a former Knight fellow, is still developing Kon*Fab, a
location-based service application that would show u...
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Geo location and news

  1. 1. Geo-location and News
  2. 2. I get different news reading the same article. • The New York Times story changes its text depending on where you’re reading it: “It’s a fine line between a smarter default and being creepy.” • The title of the story is, The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up. • http://www.nytimes.com/interacti ve/2015/05/03/upshot/the-best- and-worst-places-to-grow-up-how- your-area- compares.html?smid=tw-share
  3. 3. Location matters. • 5W1H of journalism: “Where” has always been one of the fundamental questions guiding journalists, along with who, what, when, why and how. • Reporters and newsrooms could geotag their stories and archives in a coordinated way so that when someone goes to a particular place or looks at a map of that place, she could get an aggregate of relevant, well-researched content. • The tools for tracking people via location data are getting better, cheaper, and more available. One funny example is I Know Where Your Cat Lives, which shows the locations of cat pictures found on the public internet via the geo location included in the EXIF image data.
  4. 4. Four Square 6.0 • http://iknowwhereyourcatlives.com • "Rethinking the location based service as a discovery tool instead of primarily a way to see what your friends are doing" Foursquare: "3.5 billion check-ins in past 4 years"
  5. 5. • Map: Finding things to do in your area • See what friends around you are doing Feed of recommendations from friends • Search feature • Wall Street Journal posted alerted followers: "Portions of Times Square have been Evacuated after a report of a suspicious package.
  6. 6. Examples • Buzzfeed used only UGC in order to report the events of the attack during the Boston Marathon. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/reports-of-an-explosion-at-boston-marathon-finish- line#.amr7q1JG5 • Thatcher funeral: Street views of procession in tweets and pictures • Explore the map of Baroness Thatcher's funeral procession to see tweets and photos posted by the crowds who turned out to watch, or protest, on Wednesday. Click on the icons or on the arrows either side of the first photo. Produced by Trushar Barot, Sitala Peek, Victoria Park, Dominic Bailey, Harjit Kaura and Martyn Rees. • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtkjXwJTtvU
  7. 7. Banjo • Free location tracking software • http://ban.jo/
  8. 8. • Katy Newton, a former Knight fellow, is still developing Kon*Fab, a location-based service application that would show users what those around them are reading. Newton hopes geo-location information can give insight into not just relevant trends but into why some stories linger in certain communities and not in others.

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