NewsTrust Baltimore: An Experiment in Civility

The first thing you notice about NewsTrust Baltimore, an online aggregator of stories from local news sources, is how friggin’ civil all the commenters are. Consider one reader’s critique of a story about the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to protest at military funerals: This story does a good job of putting a... Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
3.9
by Fabrice Florin - Nov. 17, 2014

Thoughtful analysis of the NewsTrust Baltimore experiment, from a former Baltimore journalist. This article is factual, well-sourced and fairly presents a variety of perspectives about this local news pilot. The author's insights about strengths and weaknesses of this project are reasonable and based on factual observations. All in all, a helpful report on this interesting experiment.

I am interviewed as one of the subjects of this article, and therefore have checked the disclosure box in my review, so my rating will not be counted. But I encourage others to review it independently.

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