Rich Journalism

The principal behind Four Corners + is the achnowlegment of three stakeholders in every image: Photographer, Subject and Audience

The platform enables the photographer to frame the issue, the audience to engage directly with the issues and connect to the protagonists at the very moment they are most moved.

It turns broadcast journalism into a civic engagement tool.

Four Corners + works with people's existing patterns of behaviour, by leveraging their familiar trust networks (professional or/or social) for both active engagement and personalised viewing.


Four Corners + #4cPlus

The principal behind Four Corners + is the achnowlegment of three stakeholders in every image: Photographer, Subject and Audience

The platform enables the photographer to frame the issue, the audience to engage directly with the issues and connect to the protagonists at the very moment they are most moved.

It turns broadcast journalism into a civic engagement tool.

Four Corners + works with people's existing patterns of behaviour, by leveraging their familiar trust networks (professional or/or social) for both active engagement and personalised viewing.


The Authograph Platform

Four Corners Plus is built on Authograph, a distributed platform for storing rich narratives and metadata about journalistic images.

Authograph provides journalists, photographers and publishers a way of contextualising their work for a richer reading experience. Additionally, Authograph encourages anyone to add additional metadata about an image.

Additional images, personal accounts, local information and technical information can all be added.

Critically, Authograph allows each reader to filter metadata preseented to them by which sources they trust.

 

 

 


 Narrative Presentation 

On visiting a publishers site enabled with Authograph, additional metadata is available to view alongside photos.

This data is obtained from the Authograph network, and filtered using the readers trust settings.

Information on conflicting data, identity endorsements and organisations are displayed to contextualise any information.

 

 


 Trust Networks 

The Authograph network consists of a network of providers, who readers trust to:

Authenticate an identity

Maintain metadata without altering it

Publish metadata on their behalf to Authograph

When new metadata is added, the timestamp and a hash of the metadata (e.g. the contents of a blog post, or pixels in an image) are stored alongside a link to the content. This allows a provider to detect if the metadata has changed and inform the reader.

 

 


 Provenance Record 

Authograph stores all metadata in a distributed filestore, using a provenance based record similar to the technology behind Bit Coin.

This means single providers cannot manipulate data, and mulitple providers can store metadata about the same photograph.