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Enriching communities: Harbingers of news in the future

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5 Author(s)
Bender, W. ; MIT Media Laboratory, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, USA ; Chesnais, P. ; Elo, S. ; Shaw, A.
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Four prototypes of news presentation are described. These prototypes share the common view of news presentation as a service that changes the relationship between news providers and news consumers. FishWrap, an electronic newspaper, explores the relationship between individuals and communities in a university setting. PLUM contextualizes news from geographically defined communities. The India Journal addresses the needs of an immigrant population. Multi-user sessions in community (MUSIC) builds upon relationships among people in urban communities.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 3.4 )