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The team that worked on Newscoop has moved on to Superdesk Publisher, our next-generation platform for digital journalism. As of September 2017, we will no longer be developing or supporting Newscoop ourselves, although the code will remain available to be forked on GitHub. As we close this chapter on our own development of Newscoop, we would like to take a moment to recognise the contributions Newscoop made to digital journalism among independent media organisations worldwide.
Like many words these days, the word ‘innovation’ has lost a lot of its currency through overuse. In this blogpost, our Director of Innovation, Douglas Arellanes explains how we make innovation meaningful in Sourcefabric and how we make sure that innovation keeps moving in all directions to benefit newsrooms worldwide.
When we say Sourcefabric supports independent journalism, we mean it. Today is a special day. After months of work side by side with the editorial team, we are unveiling the new shiny face of the Meydan TV website, an independent media project from Azerbaijan led by political dissident Emin Milli.
Insajder is a team of journalists which succeeded in creating the most watched documentary and investigative program in the whole Balkan region. As of yesterday, their investigative stories are be available in Serbian and English on their own video portal.
The beauty of open source technology is that, no matter what it was initially designed to do, it can be reinterpreted, reshaped and turned inside out to better fit emerging needs. That’s what happened when we put Storyteller, Newscoop, Live Blog and Airtime in the hands of our friends at CORNERS, a platform for artists and audiences, designed and driven by cultural organisations at the edges of Europe.
There is a time of the year when individuals and organisations are reflecting on how the past year went, and where to go next. Usually, this is the time when every major media outlet writes “year’s best” posts or puts together their Year in Review. In 2015, our partner Nepali Times used Storyteller to sum up Nepal’s eventful year. This is how.
Ashkhuzhak (activist) radio was launched in September 2015 as one of the radio stations of the microwav.fm project. It runs on Airtime and Newscoop and is an independent radio platform managed and hosted by three civil right pioneers in Armenia. Their goal is to work for human rights and drive progress for civil rights and diversity in Armenian society.
A developer faces challenges that go unnoticed by the typical frontend user. The average user expects a program to work and to do so flawlessly, but what are some of the challenges in getting to a final product? How did Storyteller become, well, Storyteller?