Public Editor is a news evaluation platform designed to improve the public's media literacy and equip them to evaluate the quality of information circulating on the internet. The platform is unique because it invites participation from the entire public. Public Editor is also perhaps the only online news-vetting tool that provides openly reviewable credibility scores for articles, journalists, commonly quoted public figures, and news outlets. 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 the UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) for the fall 2019 semester. Eligible undergraduates may apply online by September 3, 2019.