The Many in Review: Lessons in Listening
After the midterms, we wound down The Many, Spaceship’s national conversation of women across social and political fault lines (the group was one-third self-identified Democrats, one third Republican and one-third independents). For a bit more about the project, check out this piece by Christine Schmidt of Harvard’s Nieman Lab. “When I spoke with Spaceship Media’s cofounders a year ago, they were about to embark on creating arguably the most ambitious news-centric Facebook group in existence.” The full story is here and there’s more about the project on Spaceship’s site here.
Curious what it was like behind the scenes as a moderator for The Many? Anahita Mukherji interviewed Spaceship moderators and participants to get their take on moderation in The Many — as well as the offline impact of the experience. Her piece, “Mending Democracy, One Euphemism at a Time,” is here.