The Idea behind molo.news
molo.news does not only want to display the most important news of regional media, but also to help smaller collectives to gain more visibility. In this way, we would like to give citizens a better overview of the many possibilities for social participation in the surrounding area and contribute to a better common urban public sphere.
Treading new paths together – that is the basic idea of molo.news. That is why the app was created in “co-creation”, i.e. many people from Bremen and the surrounding area contributed to the creation of molo.news. Besides potential users, these were journalists and representatives of local collectives, e.g. sports clubs, social movements and cultural institutions. Furthermore, the logo – i.e. molo – was created in the context of an open competition.
The editorial team behind molo.news
The molo.news editorial team consists of a permanent group of employees and students of the media study programmes of the University of Bremen.
There are two ways in which current news from local media and collectives reach the editorial system: Either via RSS feed or via a simple input platform. The articles are tagged by the editorial staff and then published. Users can personalize their feed according to their interests. Nevertheless, no filter bubbles will appear: The editors mark particularly relevant content with changing thematic focuses as “hot”. These molos are marked with a small flame and are displayed to all users.
The work of the editorial team is based on democratic values and journalistic principles. So inhuman content has no place at molo.news.
Onboarding Schritt 1
Users can personalize the news feed in the app according to their interests and select tags from four sections that are detached from the departmental thinking of classic media. Here you can get an overview of what is happening in the Bremen region, what moves people here, where you can go and also what you can move.
Onboarding Schritt 2
In addition to the molos professional media, molo.news also offers content from regional collectives, e.g. from associations, social movements, citizens' initiatives and many more. These molos are posted by the collectives and published after examination by the editorial staff.
At molo.news many new molos, news and events from the region, appear daily. The news are shown in a clearly arranged feed. Especially important ("hot") news are marked with a flame in your molo feed and are curated by the editorial staff in a way that they reach everybody.
The molo.news calendar offers you an overview of local events, which you can sort according to your interests. Note: due to the current situation and the resulting restrictions in the event area, the calendar is currently deactivated.