Here's a quick summary of what we learned from lessons 2 & 3:
- There is a universal need to share and receive information.
- In the case of News, we say that it's in our D.N.A.
- We look to news to alert us, divert us, and connect us.
- Information comes from many different sources and outlets, and have different goals. It's important for the consumer of this information know what "Neighbohood" that information comes from.
- Our taxonomy of information neighborhoods lays out the goals and the methods of each
- News is information of some public interest that is shared and subject to a journalistic process of VERIFICATION, for which an INDEPENDENT individual or organization is directly ACCOUNTABLE.
- This is noted in the acronym VIA.
- Using VIA, one can analyze the VIAbility of a piece of information.