It all began with that sticky idea: Geek comedian Tom Scott couldn’t stand “dodgy” journalism anymore. So he created some “warning labels” to put them on free papers he found on the London Tube.
It’s clear: If you can put stickers on newspapers, it should be possible online more than ever. Studying online journalism, we made this the subject of our diploma thesis. For three months, we analysed quality (control) in German and American journalism. We learned a lot about fact checking, accuracy and (failed) attempts to involve the public in media accountability.
Now we put all these learnings together and conceived a proper service: corrigo
It helps you flag and correct factual errors in online media – directly at the article.
May I correct this for you?
corrigo helps you flag and correct factual errors, missing links and typos in online news sources.
corrigo is based on a diploma thesis by German online journalists Tobias Reitz (@don_journaille) and Kersten A. Riechers (@dasKerst).