Ask the Test Kitchen’s researchers
Digital media, Test Kitchen research answers available here
Got a question on digital-news and/or -media, in general, or a specific Test Kitchen research project? Ask the Kitchen’s directors or researchers! For this feature, we’re using VYou.com‘s video Q&A service. Click on the “waiting” videos of the person you wish to ask a question, then you’ll be directed to that individual’s personal VYou page. Type in a brief text question, and you’ll get back a video answer. (Don’t expect us to respond to inappropriate or off-topic questions.)
|Ask the program director
Ask Steve Outing, Digital News Test Kitchen program director, pioneer in online news, and an expert in news innovation and technology.
|Ask the faculty director
Ask Professor Paul Voakes, Digital News Test Kitchen faculty director, and an expert in media law and ethics.
Ask our researchers about specific projects
|Civilizing web news comments
University of Colorado master’s student Anthony Collebrusco (Journalism & Mass Communication, media studies) is exploring and researching methods and technologies to help turn news-website user comment threads away from hate and vitriol to more civilized and useful public discussion venues, in collaboration with the Greeley Tribune and Swift Communications.
University of Colorado master’s student Lucia Palmer (Journalism & Mass Communication, media studies) is finishing up a study on news gaming as a means to increase news awareness and consumer engagement with the news.
|Media technology & relationships
University of Colorado master’s student Robin Donovan (Journalism & Mass Communication, media studies) examines how current and emerging media technology affects human relationships and the ethical implications of new media technology. She also is a video editor/producer of short films.
|Open-source news technology
University of Colorado undergraduate Sam Pottinger (Computer Science) is developing an open-source news-credibility system (tentative name, “TrustIt?”) in collaboration with Test Kitchen journalism researchers.
|New models for collegiate media
University of Colorado master’s student Angelica (Journalism & Mass Communication) is seeking to find better collegiate news-media business models involving premium memberships and “freemium.”
|Credibility of digital news sources
University of Colorado master’s student Olga Kharitonova (Journalism & Mass Communication, research) is working on “TrustIt?”, an open-source solution to assist news and information seekers in determining the credibility and quality of digital sources.
|Business models, niche media
University of Colorado master’s student Rebecca Bradburt (Journalism & Mass Communication) is looking for better models to support niche media, particularly in the music and entertainment realms.
|Resolving Door, Bucket Brigade
Journalism technology expert Daniel Schaefer is the CU-Boulder Journalism & Mass Communication program’s technology coordinator, and he’s constantly working on new tech innovations for news — especially those involving crowd-sourcing and social media.
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