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The case for APIs

by Emma Van Sant 23.08.2016
Photo by Florian Klauer (CC BY 1.0)
Photo by Florian Klauer (CC BY 1.0)

There’s no quick fix for keeping pace with digital innovation in the news industry, but one thing is for sure, the usage of APIs should be fundamental in any digitally-oriented newsroom looking to keep pace with quickly-changing trends. What is an API and why is it important? What is the role of APIs in the newsroom? How can they be used for monetising journalism? We make the case for APIs.

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Meet the people behind microwav.fm

by Eva Dangendorf 10.08.2016
Tbilisi Street, July 2016
Tbilisi Street, July 2016 "Be Happy" | Photo: Eva Dangendorf

Meet the people behind the microwav.fm, a project to bring online radio to human rights activists in the South Caucasus region. This blog post will introduce the people without whom our work would not have been possible: our ground base and coordinators who we have worked with for the last two years.

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Making innovation meaningful

by Douglas Arellanes 2.08.2016
Douglas Arellanes, Co-founder and Director of Innovation
Douglas Arellanes, Co-founder and Director of Innovation

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.

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Our impact in 2015

by Letizia Gambini 15.06.2016
The stories of our users is at the centre of our Annual Report 2015
The stories of our users is at the centre of our Annual Report 2015

It’s always difficult to condense one full year in a few pages. That’s why we didn’t. We rather gave the voice to our partners, and let them show the impact our technology makes through bringing innovation to media organisations. We are proud to present our 2015 Annual Report.

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Live blogging in style with ZEIT ONLINE

by Emma Van Sant 14.06.2016

Live Blog is a powerful live blogging tool for live reporting and wouldn't be where it is today without our wonderful family of users. One such user is one of Germany's largest news organisations, ZEIT ONLINE. As one of our earliest Live Blog users, they have become intrinsic to our feedback development process, and subsequently, Live Blog has become essential to their reporting process.  

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Live reporting straight from your pocket

by Karel Petrák 9.06.2016
Report on the go with the new Live Blog reporter apps for mobile | CC BY 1.0
Report on the go with the new Live Blog reporter apps for mobile | CC BY 1.0

Great news, Live Bloggers. You can now get the news out faster with the new Live Blog Reporter app for iOS and Android. What are you waiting for? Let's get mobile. 

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Back to the future. Meet our new developer, Daniel

by Letizia Gambini 26.05.2016
From gaming to implementations, developer Daniel Read joins Sourcefabric | Luis Llerena (CC BY 1.0)
From gaming to implementations, developer Daniel Read joins Sourcefabric | Luis Llerena (CC BY 1.0)

Among a few new wonderful additions to our Sourcefabric family in the past months, there is Daniel Read. He has recently joined our Implementations team in Berlin as a developer.

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A picture is worth a thousand words: CTXT and Storyteller

by Emma Van Sant 18.05.2016
Showcase photos the way they deserve with the Storyteller theme for Newscoop | Photo by: Joe Ridley/Beth Martin (CC BY 1.0)
Showcase photos the way they deserve with the Storyteller theme for Newscoop | Photo by: Joe Ridley/Beth Martin (CC BY 1.0)

We’ve all heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Independent Spanish media organisation, CTXT, took those words to heart in their new longform pieces created with our Storyteller theme for Newscoop.

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Flexible, adaptive and still getting the work done

by Pete Haughie 12.05.2016
Pete’s home office in London | Photo: Pete Haughie
Pete’s home office in London | Photo: Pete Haughie

Pete is our man in London. In his insider’s look, he takes some time off developing new stuff to tell us a bit about what makes Sourcefabric a flexible and adaptive place to work and what he’d like to see in the future.

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Shift. Shape. Mobilize. goes to Odessa!

by Letizia Gambini 10.05.2016
Shift. Shape. Mobilise. goes to Odessa! | Illustration: Irakli Sabekia
Shift. Shape. Mobilise. goes to Odessa! | Illustration: Irakli Sabekia

Are you an active blogger, or an online activist who wants to shift mindsets, shape social change, mobilize people? Are you interested in gaining new skills for storytelling with visuals, text or data? Applications are open for “TRUE LIES: A tools and skills workshop for blogger”. In 2016, Shift. Shape. Mobilize. goes to Odessa!

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