It’s common for everyone these days to bemoan how biased, superficial and misleading news reporting is. And the fall of major newspapers in the wake of the web is oddly seen an achievement. Yes, seeing old things fall can signify change, but it does not guarantee progress.
Are you a developer or designer who cares about news? Who believes quality reporting and information is key to a stable and long-lasting democracy? Do you wish there were better tools for finding, creating and verifying the information we share about the world?
If so, I invite you to sign up for Hacking Seattle News. An event next weekend (10/14-10/16), sponsored by King5 news:
JOIN US! We’re hosting a weekend hackathon with the goal of creating a social-savvy, aggregated news site for Seattle that YOU want to use.
The news industry is ready for a new idea and we’re coming together to build one. In a weekend. Want more social sharing built-in to the news process… or a better way of surfacing content you want to see? Let’s build it.
We’ll be brainstorming, creating, and coding a new news site for Seattle. The winning team will get a cash prize.
All used and created platforms will be open source. Registration is free. Designers and Developers wanted.