What we're reading this week
Gabe: Some general tips for talking tech with non-tech people. Don’t assume anything and be ready to explain things in multiple ways, because people have different ways of understanding things.
Julia: Check out the American Press Institute's report on how Americans decide what news to trust on social media.
Kay: Uncovering forgotten stories in handwritten text: the Europeana Transcribe project is using crowdsourcing to transform over 200,000 items from WWI into digital data for journalists and historians.
RC: Check out Foxhound, the first REST API-powered theme on WordPress.org.
Do you have ideas about how to improve the flow of accurate information? Submit a proposal to the Knight Prototype Fund by April 3.
If you're considering pitching a session for SRCCON 2017, the deadline for proposals in April 7 at 11:59pm ET.
As we start to build the next version of Largo, we'd love to hear your ideas, suggestions, and feedback on what you'd like to see included and updated!
For the next two weeks, our Office Hours will feature Largo-specific ideas sessions. This is a great chance to shape our ideas and get that one feature you've always wanted in the next version! We'd love to hear your feedback, so make sure to join us on Friday, March 24 and Friday, March 31 from 2-3pm EST.
All are welcome!
Today's shout out goes to all the Capitol Hill reporters.
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Gather ye rosebuds
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DRINK: Elderfashion. ?
A heart's a heavy burden.