The Power of Public Media

Published: 7 years ago

Plum Landing featured in the Boston Globe

To keep children from posting “selfies” or other personal information online, WGBH developed a process to screen and approve user-submitted content before publication. The primary challenge was scale. To ensure a steady flow of content from children, WGBH needed an efficient workflow that allowed nontechnical people to quickly scan and publish material as it comes in.

The system allows a WGBH producer to review, approve, and edit 300 submissions in an hour. Each drawing or photo is automatically formatted, categorized, and published directly to the PBS Kids portal, where “Plum Landing” is hosted.

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