Last Thursday, the New York Times Magazine asked readers to help identify people in photos from the 1960 Democratic National Convention. There were a lot of names tossed out in nearly 100 comments. What’s the Times going to do with them? I asked Samantha Henig, and she responded:
There were a lot of thoughtful responses to the post. Exciting to see crowd-sourcing work so well. We’re doing some additional research now to see if we can get to a point where we’re confident that any of these suggested IDs are correct. I’ll keep you posted on our progress.