This semester, one thing we’ve been focused on is the usability of news sites. This means we’re trying to learn about the user experience and how news is consumed online. In the coming weeks, we’ll be asking volunteers to come in to our home at 20 Cooper Square and participate in a 30 minute testing session. This will be a one-time appointment, so there is no long term commitment necessary. Do you think you might be able to help us?
Find out more and sign up for a time here. You must be in New York and able to come to our office in the East Village to take part.
Update, 4/19/11, 450pm: It should have been noted in this space when I published this post that our partner, ProPublica, was awarded its second Pulitzer Prize yesterday. Many congratulations to reporters Jesse Eisenger and Jake Bernstein, as well as the entire ProPublica team.
In case you missed it, on Monday Jezebel published “What It Takes To Get an Abortion in South Dakota,” by explainer.net team member Blair Hickman with reporting and researching help by Rachel Slaff and Amanda Holpuch.
Nasry Esmat co-founded an explainer site to help understand what’s going on in his native Egypt. The site is in Arabic, but has published an English page to understand its purpose, methods, and mission.