Here's a question: why are we still consuming the news like it's 1899? Enter the Moby Dick Project.
Some of the gold that comes out of this 'prototype-athon' will be reflections like Jay Rosen's "three different kinds of context we're missing", but we thought the experience of getting into that practical, user-centred headspace was valuable in itself. These are our (incomplete) visual notes. The sketches are our own except for the z-rack, which we borrowed from here. We want one of these, by the way!
Props to Ben Huh, Stanford University and volunteers, the Knight Foundation and the Knight-Mozilla news partnership for creating something amazing. We enjoyed working with all of the people who attended and we're looking forward to bringing the spirit of prototyping back home.