Tag: knight news challenge

by Philip Neustrom

The TriangleWiki celebration. LocalWiki is incredibly excited to announce that our second focus community, the TriangleWiki, has just launched. Check it out! They even had TriangleWiki-themed champagne! The TriangleWiki launches with over 1,000 pages — more than three times the amount that the Davis Wiki had at its launch. Interestingly, the TriangleWiki wasn’t spearheaded by […] more »

by Jesse James Garrett

Let’s face it: The great promise of citizen media has not really been fulfilled. News organizations have struggled to find ways to supplement their coverage of news events with contributions from citizens — and finding citizen media related to a news event is currently difficult at best. Keyword searches and hashtags provide partial solutions, but […] more »

by Philip Neustrom

Hey friends! Whew! A lot has happened since our last PBS Idea Lab blog update! Our first focus community, DentonWiki, has been doing great, and several of our other focus communities are close to launching. Around 50 people attended an editing sprint to help TriangleWiki get ready to launch. Just recently, nearly 50 people came […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. But the site you see today is very different than what was initially developed at USC Annenberg’s pioneering Program for Online Communities in the fall of 2009. Over the last 24 months, […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. There are a lot of uncertainties in the startup game. But one thing is for sure: When it comes to presenting your product to potential investors, customers and partners, you’re always on […] more »

by Sara Wylie

In December, Public Laboratory members made themselves a “public lavatory.” Six members of the online DIY science community gathered in the well-appointed, but small bathroom of staff member Liz Barry with the lights off — for citizen science. Two staff members (Leif Percifield and Jeff Warren) stood in the bathtub lofting a laptop so the […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. Considering the fact that “video” is one of the most searchable words on the web, our first startup challenge — actually coming up with a name for our site — proved to […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. Originally started as a master’s thesis project at USC’s pioneering Annenberg Program on Online Communities, we didn’t have all the resources necessary to build every piece of the product ourselves. As a […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. One of our first — and biggest — hurdles was finding someone who could actually build the product my partner and I wanted bring to market. But the real challenge, we quickly […] more »

by Tom Grasty

I worked for 10 years in the film and television business as a development executive. I’ve spent the last two and a half years as co-founder of Stroome, an online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. You might think that these two things wouldn’t be related. But, they’re actually more […] more »