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GPB Media

Operation: Annotation

November 17, 2016

Just recently Francis Ford Coppola, the director, released an entire book filled with his notes as he was making the movie. That’s right. Even the director of The Godfather engaged in annotation.

KQED Learning

Embracing Annotations: The Know How

November 17, 2016

In my previous post I outlined what students should be annotating for in a complex text or novel. But what about the how?

Tool for journalists:, a Chrome extension for annotations

October 26, 2016 can help journalists collaborating on a project or investigation to collect, organise and discuss their research in one place.

News – New tool for (collaborative) digital annotation of websites

October 20, 2016

Non-profit organization wants to bring a new, conversational layer of digital annotation to the web. Investigative journalists are a community that can make powerful use of it.

Freedom to Tinker (hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy)

Open Review leads to better books

October 5, 2016

My book manuscript, Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age, is now in Open Review. That means that while the book manuscript goes through traditional peer review, I also posted it online for a parallel Open Review. During the Open Review everyone—not just traditional peer reviewers—can read the manuscript and help make it better.

Scholarly Kitchen

Annotations as Peer Review: An Interview with Maryann Martone of

September 22, 2016

Almost exactly three years ago, The Scholarly Kitchen posted a podcast with Peter Brantley about the then relatively new start-up, Find out what the organization is up to now, and why they believe in the power of annotation as a form of peer review.


Annotation might be the future of fact-checking

May 25, 2016

Climate Feedback, a scientist-led effort to "peer review" the world’s climate journalism, is closing in on its $30,000 crowdfunding target. A successful conclusion to the campaign would bolster one of the most prominent efforts yet to conduct fact-checking via web annotation.


The Future of Ebook Annotations Is Near & the Possibilities Are Endless

May 13, 2016’s Dan Whaley and EPUB.js lead developer Fred Chasen envision a future where consumers can participate in ongoing and real-time discussions within the ebooks they’re reading.

The New York Times Dot Earth

Scientists Build a Hype Detector for Online Climate News and Commentary

May 3, 2016

As longtime readers know, a prime focus on Dot Earth has been testing ways to clarify disputes over consequential science — a need that’s amplified in complex arenas laden by persistent uncertainty.

Newsweek Tech & Science


April 30, 2016

Earlier this year, a group of climate scientists were outraged about a Wall Street Journal editorial. In an earlier era, they might have written a letter to the editor, or meekly submitted their opinion piece for publication. Instead, they did what scholars have long done in academic circles: they annotated the WSJ broadside.