That basically sums up my new job at the MIT Media Lab's Center for Civic Media, working for Ethan Zuckerman.
I'll be working with students inside the lab. The idea is to find projects students are working on, or pieces of projects, that can help newsrooms communicate better with readers, or that help reporters and editors do their jobs better, or that bring in revenue for news organizations. Any other possibilities or ideas? Love to hear them.
I'd be lying if I said I saw a clear path forward; any plans I'm developing could be thrown out in an instant. But my goal now is to connect with students who are interested in creating these kinds of tools with media outlets that are interested in beta testing the apps and maybe mentoring students. Hopefully, we can work together to create tools that have an impact, in a field that has a deep thirst for innovation. I'm looking forward to working with students and media partners.