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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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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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Supporting Meydan TV, an independent voice on Azerbaijan from abroad

by Jan Michael Ihl 19.04.2016
Emin Milli im Meydan.tv-Büro in Berlin-Neukölln.
Emin Milli im Meydan.tv-Büro in Berlin-Neukölln.

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.

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After a hiatus, Insajder is back with their own medium

by Ana Nedic 8.03.2016
Insajder staff working side by side the Sourcefabric team on the launch of the project
Insajder staff working side by side the Sourcefabric team on the launch of the project

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.

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Turning Europe inside out

by Letizia Gambini 9.02.2016
Corners, turning Europe inside out | Photo: Corners
Corners, turning Europe inside out | Photo: Corners

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.

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How to make your ‘Year in Review’ with Storyteller

by Letizia Gambini 2.02.2016
A journey through 2015 as narrated by Nepali Times
A journey through 2015 as narrated by Nepali Times

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.  

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Activist Radio: a watchtower for human rights in Armenia

by Eva Dangendorf 10.12.2015
Yerevan, Armenia | Photo by: Marco Zanferrari (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Yerevan, Armenia | Photo by: Marco Zanferrari (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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. 

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Newscoop in the Sudans, Iraq and Afghanistan: powering multi-lingual magazines in Arabic, Kurdish, Dari, Pashtu

by Jan Michael Ihl 13.11.2015
Afghanistan has a wealth of languages, but Dari functions as the nation's lingua franca, while Pashto is the native tongue of the Pashtuns, the dominant ethnic group. I Photo by Flickr user United Nations Photo (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Afghanistan has a wealth of languages, but Dari functions as the nation's lingua franca, while Pashto is the native tongue of the Pashtuns, the dominant ethnic group. I Photo by Flickr user United Nations Photo (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Berlin-based MiCT turned to Sourcefabric’s multi-lingual CMS to find online solutions for three magazines in war-ridden countries – to relieve their crises.

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A How-To guide to Storyteller for Newscoop

by Emma Van Sant 25.08.2015
Questions, so many questions... | Photo by Abigail Keenan (CC BY 1.0)
Questions, so many questions... | Photo by Abigail Keenan (CC BY 1.0)

The nitty gritty details to getting started with Storyteller, a Newscoop theme for longform journalism. 

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Storyteller through the eyes of a developer

by Ljuba Ranković 30.07.2015
Peek behind the scenes into the world of a developer | Photo by Luis Llerena (CC BY 1.0)
Peek behind the scenes into the world of a developer | Photo by Luis Llerena (CC BY 1.0)

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? 

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