Public Editor is a collaborative news assessment platform that brings the public together to improve their own media literacy, evaluate the quality of information circulating on the Internet, and share their results with the broader public. The Public Editor project is now operated in partnership with Goodly Labs, a non-profit organization founded by former BIDS Research Fellow Nick Adams. He and BIDS Director Saul Perlmutter co-lead this project.
This project is being offered through UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) for the Spring 2020 academic semester. Participating students will get first-hand experience building, refining, and launching a national-scale data science project that engages thousands of public volunteers and news readers. Eligible undergraduates may apply online January 14-27, 2020.