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IF YOU DON’T KNOW,NOW YOU KNOWHow to Annotate Like a JournalistAviva Hope RutkinMAS700 Final Project
IF YOU DON’T KNOW,NOW YOU KNOWHow to Annotate Like a JournalistAviva Hope RutkinMAS700 Final Projectpartnews.brownbag.me22...
WHY ANNOTATE?And if you have managed to graduate from collegewithout ever having written “Man vs. Nature”in a margin, perh...
WHY ANNOTATE?Smithsonian, ‘Document Deep Dive’Gawker reader photo commentsWired’s 20thanniversaryrerelease
WHY ANNOTATE?* improve the depth of your coverage* dumping ground for trivia* tell complex stories concisely* currency of ...
I annotated five kinds of textsusing different annotation platforms,then developed a list of rules toaid other would-be an...
EX. 1: SCIENTIFIC PAPER
EX. 1: SCIENTIFIC PAPERRapGenius
Corn Flour, Sugar, Peanut Butter(Peanuts, Dextrose, HydrogenatedVegetable Oil [Cottonseed andRapeseed Oil]**, Salt), Oat F...
EX. 2: GARAGE SCIENCEa.nnotate
EX. 3: SCIENCE COVERAGE
EX. 3: SCIENCE COVERAGEnb.mit.edu
EX. 4: COVERAGE CRITIQUEWho you even have the possibility to be starts at conception. If youthink genes don’t affect how p...
EX. 4: COVERAGE CRITIQUEWho you even have the possibility to be starts at conception. If youthink genes don’t affect how p...
EX. 5: NON-TEXT
EX. 5: NON-TEXTszoter
1. Check yourself.
2. Anticipatequestions.
3. Makeconnections.
4. Open up.
5. Bury prizes.
6. Alwaysillustrate.
7. Inviteconversation.
IN CONCLUSION1. Check yourself.2. Anticipate questions.3. Make connections.4. Open up.5. Bury prizes.6. Always illustrate....
NEXT STEPS?* compile more comprehensivelist of platforms and their +/-s* attempt “real” reportingprojects using these rule...
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  1. 1. IF YOU DON’T KNOW,NOW YOU KNOWHow to Annotate Like a JournalistAviva Hope RutkinMAS700 Final Project
  2. 2. IF YOU DON’T KNOW,NOW YOU KNOWHow to Annotate Like a JournalistAviva Hope RutkinMAS700 Final Projectpartnews.brownbag.me22 y.o., Jewish,Long Island native,MIT grad student,awesome journalistfrom Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Juicy’
  3. 3. WHY ANNOTATE?And if you have managed to graduate from collegewithout ever having written “Man vs. Nature”in a margin, perhaps nowis the time to take one step forward.We have all seized the white perimeter as our ownand reached for a pen if only to showwe did not just laze in an armchair turning pages; we pressed a thought into the wayside,planted an impression along the verge.-- Billy Collins, ‘Marginalia’
  4. 4. WHY ANNOTATE?Smithsonian, ‘Document Deep Dive’Gawker reader photo commentsWired’s 20thanniversaryrerelease
  5. 5. WHY ANNOTATE?* improve the depth of your coverage* dumping ground for trivia* tell complex stories concisely* currency of collaboration (like links)* enable transparency* increase communication* enhance personal knowledge* encourage use of primary texts
  6. 6. I annotated five kinds of textsusing different annotation platforms,then developed a list of rules toaid other would-be annotaters.MY PROJECT
  7. 7. EX. 1: SCIENTIFIC PAPER
  8. 8. EX. 1: SCIENTIFIC PAPERRapGenius
  9. 9. Corn Flour, Sugar, Peanut Butter(Peanuts, Dextrose, HydrogenatedVegetable Oil [Cottonseed andRapeseed Oil]**, Salt), Oat Flour,Rice Flour, Coconut Oil, Salt,Caramel Color, Niacinamide*,Reduced Iron, Zinc Oxide, BHT (APreservative), ThiaminMononitrate*, PyridoxineHydrochloride*, Riboflavin*, FolicAcid*.* One of the B Vitamins.** Adds a Dietarily InsignificantAmount of Trans FatContains Peanut Ingredientsas listed on capncrunch.comEX. 2: GARAGE SCIENCE
  10. 10. EX. 2: GARAGE SCIENCEa.nnotate
  11. 11. EX. 3: SCIENCE COVERAGE
  12. 12. EX. 3: SCIENCE COVERAGEnb.mit.edu
  13. 13. EX. 4: COVERAGE CRITIQUEWho you even have the possibility to be starts at conception. If youthink genes don’t affect how people behave, consider this fact: if youare a carrier of a particular set of genes, the probability that you willcommit a violent crime is four times as high as it would be if you lackedthose genes. You’re three times as likely to commit robbery, five timesas likely to commit aggravated assault, eight times as likely to bearrested for murder, and 13 times as likely to be arrested for a sexualoffense. The overwhelming majority of prisoners carry these genes;98.1 percent of death-row inmates do. These statistics alone indicatethat we cannot presume that everyone is coming to the table equallyequipped in terms of drives and behaviors.And this feeds into a larger lesson of biology: we are not the onessteering the boat of our behavior, at least not nearly as much as webelieve. Who we are runs well below the surface of our consciousaccess, and the details reach back in time to before our birth, when themeeting of a sperm and an egg granted us certain attributes and notothers. Who we can be starts with our molecular blueprints—a series ofalien codes written in invisibly small strings of acids—well before wehave anything to do with it. Each of us is, in part, a product of ourinaccessible, microscopic history. By the way, as regards thatdangerous set of genes, you’ve probably heard of them. They aresummarized as the Y chromosome. If you’re a carrier, we call you amale.
  14. 14. EX. 4: COVERAGE CRITIQUEWho you even have the possibility to be starts at conception. If youthink genes don’t affect how people behave, consider this fact: if youare a carrier of a particular set of genes, the probability that you willcommit a violent crime is four times as high as it would be if you lackedthose genes. You’re three times as likely to commit robbery, five timesas likely to commit aggravated assault, eight times as likely to bearrested for murder, and 13 times as likely to be arrested for a sexualoffense. The overwhelming majority of prisoners carry these genes;98.1 percent of death-row inmates do. These statistics alone indicatethat we cannot presume that everyone is coming to the table equallyequipped in terms of drives and behaviors.And this feeds into a larger lesson of biology: we are not the onessteering the boat of our behavior, at least not nearly as much as webelieve. Who we are runs well below the surface of our consciousaccess, and the details reach back in time to before our birth, when themeeting of a sperm and an egg granted us certain attributes and notothers. Who we can be starts with our molecular blueprints—a series ofalien codes written in invisibly small strings of acids—well before wehave anything to do with it. Each of us is, in part, a product of ourinaccessible, microscopic history. By the way, as regards thatdangerous set of genes, you’ve probably heard of them. They aresummarized as the Y chromosome. If you’re a carrier, we call you amale.
  15. 15. EX. 5: NON-TEXT
  16. 16. EX. 5: NON-TEXTszoter
  17. 17. 1. Check yourself.
  18. 18. 2. Anticipatequestions.
  19. 19. 3. Makeconnections.
  20. 20. 4. Open up.
  21. 21. 5. Bury prizes.
  22. 22. 6. Alwaysillustrate.
  23. 23. 7. Inviteconversation.
  24. 24. IN CONCLUSION1. Check yourself.2. Anticipate questions.3. Make connections.4. Open up.5. Bury prizes.6. Always illustrate.7. Invite conversation.I COMB AA?The EthanZ. Triangle
  25. 25. NEXT STEPS?* compile more comprehensivelist of platforms and their +/-s* attempt “real” reportingprojects using these rules* curate gallery of moreex.s of annotation in media

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