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Keeping Tabs on Trends in Newsroom Tech

by Gregory Bruno 18.10.2019
Al Jazeera's newsroom in Qatar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Al Jazeera's newsroom in Qatar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New research finds that even as a growing number of journalists embrace digital tools to do their work and connect with readers, news managers are often reluctant to invest in innovation.

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Robots in the newsroom: The good, the bad and the (un)ethical

by Gregory Bruno 9.10.2019
Thomas Kent, journalism professor at Columbia University
Thomas Kent, journalism professor at Columbia University

To technologists, and some news executives, automation is key to saving a struggling industry, as it promises to deliver news faster and in more targeted ways. But Thomas Kent, a journalism professor at Columbia University and a former CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, cautions that such black and white assessments ignore the risks of dangerous data.

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The Future of Open-Source Software in Journalism

by Gregory Bruno 11.09.2019
Sourcefabric founder Sava Tactić
Sourcefabric founder Sava Tactić

Sourcefabric founder Sava Tactić recently spoke with Vahe Arabian, host of the State of Digital Publishing podcast, to discuss the myriad ways that open-source technologies are changing the news business.

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Helping Independent Media Make Global HDLNs

by Gregory Bruno 23.08.2019
HDLN.com, a distribution platform for independent media, will make its debut in Brazil before going global.
HDLN.com, a distribution platform for independent media, will make its debut in Brazil before going global.

Consolidations and budget cuts have damaged the quality and quantity of news around the world. In Brazil, a group of journalists is working to solve this universal problem and is using Sourcefabric’s technology to do it.

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The Technological Imperative of News-Audience Engagement

by Gregory Bruno 7.08.2019
Emily Goligoski, Research Director, the Membership Puzzle Project
Emily Goligoski, Research Director, the Membership Puzzle Project

Emily Goligoski of the Membership Puzzle Project speaks with Sourcefabric about the role of open-source software in converting casual news readers into paying supporters.

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