About Me

  • I've spent more than 25 years at the intersection of traditional and digital journalism. I've helped to invent ways to read and interact with the news and advertising on computer screens and iPads, and before that, I wrote news stories on typewriters and six-ply paper. I co-founded WashingtonPost.com and hyperlocal pioneers Backfence.com and GrowthSpur; served as editor of Philly.com; taught media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland; and have done product-development and strategy consulting for all sorts of media and Internet companies and startups. You can read more about me here.

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January 27, 2014



I agree that this will be interesting. In addition to the project that you worked on, Apture had a right click context service that pulled from Wikipedia and other sources. The Washington Post deployed it on their site, and it was acquired by Google in 2011.

And of course, Jay Rosen, has his explainer project.

What will be interesting to see is how this scales from an editorial standpoint. Of course, the platform person that Klein took with him might have a few ides of her own to help on that front.

D Stein Kelly

This was a very interesting read. I am really intrigued to see how this could actually come to fruition. It could be extremely useful, especially for new media journalists in today's world. Thanks for this!


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