Development of a Community-Supported Media-Contact Database

The Green Media Toolshed Computer Science, 2002-03

Liaison(s): Carl Coryell-Martin ’97, Mark Huberty ’00
Advisor(s): Geoffrey Kuenning
Students(s): Chris Spritke (PM), Marissa Anderson, Ben Frantzdale, John Suarez

In order to effectively deal with a high reporter turnover rate, the Green Media Toolshed team’s goal was to develop a community-supported media-contact database that is economically viable for non-profit organizations by minimizing the need for a large research staff. The team implemented and assessed the effectiveness of user and data quality metrics, as well as automated checking tools, to coordinate the efforts of a network of volunteer data checkers.