At RJI Pivot Point Chicago, working groups on Tuesday afternoon addressed three questions designed to help initiate the project-building process:
- What functions should the news “industry” fullfill (for communities)?
- What structures or elements might be useful to do so?
- How might key processes operate?
"The world we want to create"
- Community - A collection of individuals grouped by geography,
interest, race, religion, or creed
- Best possible interface to community information, consumption,
production, contextualization, and discussion
- Involve and inform communities
- Strive for transparency
- Sustainably finance operations
- Open research processes
- Seek the truth and provide context
- Private, for-profit companies to be created or invested in to solve problems
- Bring best people over, not outcasts
- Use open source mentalities when possible
- Services, not end-user interfaces
- Build for inclusion
- Highlight contextual relevance (metadata)
- Recognize and reward provenance
- Same interface for the reporter and the user -- reporter is power user, guide, leader, and moderator
- Look to fill gaps in information, fill gaps with experts
- Nothing is sacred
- Work hard to make things simple
- Use data to drive decisions
- Open collaboration between public and private, private and private
- Seeking partnership and/or sponsorship
- Monetize entire value chain
- Listen to audience
Circa CEO, Co-founder
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