Change news and media forever.
Created by Connor Benedict.
I'm a Product Manager in Aarhus, Denmark. I'm currently freelancing. Previously, I've worked at Freelance Project Leader, Innovator Japan. I earned a B.A. from Kaospilots.
I have an idea for a news app where groups of people can co-create stories and collaborate in the narrative. The goal is to bypass the media mechanisms that take away different perspectives and bring people together around events and things that happen in their community. It works like a free google doc on the backend, but presents stories from around the world in a fair and interesting way.
I believe that all the technology already exists to change the way stories get told around the world and what we can learn. I believe that there is more going on than what facebook algorithms and news editors want to show and can make money off of. I believe there is already enough proof that given the opportunity people will produce all kinds of interesting content that can be put together to tell the whole story everywhere (think snapchat and twitter and wikipedia)
I have already tested the idea of co-created stories in a variety of ways, in Denmark, the UK and South Africa so I know that it can work to give people the right tools. Now I need help building a more stable platform thats easier for lots of people to use so that it can gain users and traction around the world.
find a developer co-founder who is interested in media and app design
build an mvp
test mvp in the field by prototyping implementations plans