Kurt Gessler on Muck Rack

Kurt Gessler

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Deputy Editor, Digital News — Chicago Tribune

Deputy Editor for Digital News @ChicagoTribune. "A riot is the language of the unheard.”

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Digital editor @ChicagoTribune. Adjunct professor @MedillSchool. Ex-ME/online @DailyHerald. Practicing journalism et sic per gradus ad ima tenditur

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RT @ChipMitchell1: BREAKING: #Chicago Police Department solved just 17.2% of murders in 2017, according to #police figures obtained by… https://t.co/i2AHvvhIUZ
I’ll be very curious about the UX, language and execution of this effort. Might live or die there. Lastly, is “trust” really the god metric for all media? Do you follow Tasty because you “broadly trust” them. Trust is important to the Trib’s mission. Everyone’s not the Trib tho
How could a trust score be incomplete? I get they wont pop the hood on the algo, but that polling metric is not. Potential problems: Only polling what you follow = echo chamber. Media trust already low. Polls without incentive to respond are loathed. Sample size for smaller media  https://twitter.com/dseetharaman/status/954480059368202240 
Death penalty sought for man accused in the kidnappping and slaying of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang at U of I. This is only possible in Illinois - which abolished capital punishment - because the charges are federal.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-death-penalty-ui-kidnapping-20180119-story,amp.html#click=https://t.co/HUQ3gbCnKV 
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