Ongoing projects we support
If you're looking to join a project related to the media industry, we can help you get up to speed with these:
Enhancing accessibility for news.
This project came second at the Jan 2020 Hackathon, Jamie is continuing to work on it and would love your help!
Talk to @Jamie on Slack to get involved
Gived is a tool for creating a community of paying members for new projects
Talk to @Joe on Slack to get involved
Commentative came out of a discussion about how people interact when they want to share content, and share their thoughts about that content. Commentative aims to help those interactions by doing three things differently:
- Frictionless: We're trying to help people have a conversation. Logging in, installing plugins, dismissing pop-ups don't.
- Open: People don't limit their conversations about content to specific websites or content types.
- Friendly: A URL is shared between people who already know each other. So no infectious toxicity.
Talk to #commentative on Slack to get involved
How do the media influence parliament?
A good relationship between media and parliament is critical for healthy democracy. The influence and scrutiny media can hold over parliament can have many benefits such as enabling greater public participation. However, this power can be abused by individuals such as private owners of media. We plan to use a data-driven approach to better understand the role of the media in shaping parliamentary debate. We will access data from mainstream and social media to look at how different topics are discussed over time. Statistical models will then be applied to these data to look for evidence of how different media influence parliament. Using quantitative methods to understand how media influence parliament will enable us to develop policy for improving the relationship between these two institutions.
Talk to #project-twitocracy on Slack to get involved
Getting Support for Your Project
If you have a project or idea and would like help getting it off the ground/developing it further, send an email to [email protected]