MMGA brings journalists and audience together through annotations
Annotations are a great way to help journalists and other public information providers
Traditionally, scientific work and academic papers are the major target and consumer of this layer of feedback.
We aim for a meaningful community contribution to the editorial process.We believe we can stimulate professionalism and a constructive environment among members of our system
1 An annotation starts by highlighting a statement or paragraph.
2 The annotator then selects a label that describes the nature of the suggestion. This makes it more objective and clear for the author to take action
3 The annotation then becomes visible to the editors who make a choice to follow up or reject a suggestion.
4 Annotations and reactions are also visible to the public
Annotation labels make the interaction between the community and journalists more efficient and clear. It also guides the annotators so they can be more objective and make meaningful contributions.
How to define labels that summarize the feedback and give input for meaningful improvements? This is our ongoing search.
Here you will find the labels as currently in use in the editorial process in a test with NU.nl.
Good Add source Source verification required Link Possibly unbalanced Substantiation needed Language
Source verification required
Considerably correct information and sources
Source is missing and / or origin is unclear:
Source is unreliable
Link to source(s) missing
More balance with sources needed
Information is lacking or unclear
Sloppy wording and / or typing and / or language errors
annotation followed up improvement will be picked up later improvement now impossible annotation rejected
We are actively looking for diverse domain experts and experienced readers / writers who find it fascinating to critically assess journalism news articles,
Do you read critically? Are you observant, accurate in nature and open to discussion?
Do you have special domain knowledge or text expertise?
Then join the movement!
Annotators receive extensive instruction and testing in order to assess their suitability.
The guidance is continuous to ensure a quality and vibrant annotator community