uFeel is all about making the news out of how you feel. It uses a plug-in that can be added to an article to ask readers specific questions about their opinions and experiences. When a response is submitted, it goes to the uFeel team who analyses it. By doing this, analysts spot any trends or new angles in the responses. They can report this information to those at the news organization who will now be able to write more stories and use those who responded as sources and collaborators. With uFeel, voices are heard and stories are made.
Hear it Here News is different from any other news organization because it’s word of mouth news over the Internet. Users can submit IHeards, and IHeards are searchable through keywords even if you record your voice. If there are enough of the same IHeards or even an interesting one, reporters from Hear it Here News will go out and investigate.
Reporters from Hear it Here News do their own reporting and publish their own stories, which are featured on the site’s home page. Hear it Here News is intractable by creating your own user name. You can see your friend’s IHeards and comment with what you think. IHeards don’t have to be breaking news either. IHeards can be local or national events happening soon.
Reporters from Hear it Here News and users can both mark IHeards as bluff or truth to give them an accuracy percentage. Users can subscribe to more than the Hear it Here News reporters feed. They can subscribe to other users feeds and receive notifications.
Political news has lost the interest of many in the age group of 18-24, due to lack of appeal. Young adults want entertainment along with their information. That’s where Pund’It comes in.
Pun’dIt is aimed to make political-related news concise, and package it with some entertaining commentary from the social media world. The website will provide the latest news bits within 150 words or less. Then, viewers can give their witty take of the news in comments called “puns” within 150 characters or less. The news scope would feature a wide array of topics.
Basically, the main purpose of Pun’dIt is to make politics loosen up its belt and actually seem cool. Young adults may hate political news, but love to make jokes about it. Might as well sandwich the two together and have them also appreciate the former.
Introducing an app that allows you to know how possible laws aka bills will impact your future. The app uses data to rate the law’s impact on you on a scale from 1-10. Hey bill uses simple words and descriptions to explain bills. It also shows a bill’s progress toward becoming a law and gives you the contact information for the politicians overseeing the bill. Hey bill where politics gets personal.
Professionals Exchange is for employees in the education field who want to create change. It allows like-minded individuals to connect and brainstorm ways they can improve education. Through the Internet, smart phone or bi-monthly magazine, passionate employees can collaborate and find ways to better their school systems. Professionals Exchange is also designed to foster a two-way communication between educational employees and journalists. Employees can contact journalists with their ideas for change, and journalists can view users’ discussion boards to find sources and story ideas. Essentially, it is a way for journalists and employees to unite and create a better community.
We all have that topic that we feel passionate about, that we could spend hours talking about. We all have read an article about a subject that we know really well and said ‘WOW, this person got it all wrong.’
We all want information out there to be right, and we want our voice to be heard. What if there is a website where you can share your knowledge and help the media get information right?
Meet SourceUs, a database of people, not experts. It creates a conversation about knowledge and lets people talk about what they think is important.
por•tato is a spin-off content platform that merges with a newspaper’s existing print and online divisions to engage community members in the act of breaking and contributing news. We crowdsource news but still uphold it to the same standards as expected of the journalists who would be writing those stories anyway — except now those community members are working alongside them to produce better content and more of it. The Web has already proven that the individual elements of por•tato can work — take Huffington Post, CNN’s iReport and Gothamist, or, blogging in general — and we have foundations for a business plan. But we also have the familiarity and brand name of a local newspaper, and we also have a new platform: por•tato.
News Gist is an open source tool that helps newsrooms build stories and information in essential parts for a young adult mobile community. The community can then edit and contribute information. The end result is a news product geared toward an on-the-go young adult audience (ages 18 to 29) — those who want shorter stories, news they can use, a tool that helps them in their daily life, and a site they can interact with and contribute to. (NOTE: This is an example of a post)