Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Better Choices

Juggling Live Video and Trust

Phil Groman

Phil Groman, product leader for NBC Universal / Stringwire

Phil Groman is founder and product leader for Stringwire, a live video platform at NBC News that crowd sources video from eyewitnesses close to breaking news. Before that, he worked as a product manager for a mobile development studio in South Africa and Kenya. He said Stringwire’s goal is to help news organizations get live video of breaking news but also to assess the trustworthiness of the source of each video. Stringwire lets news organizations choose stringers based on their ratings in areas such as accuracy, quality of content and responsibility. One ongoing question is how news organizations should present this spectrum of trust to their audiences.

Nov 13, 2014