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Mission impossible? NewsXchange wants to redefine journalism

by Letizia Gambini 29.11.2016
The NewsXchange conference is an unmissable event on journalism, innovation and digital media | © NewsXchange
The NewsXchange conference is an unmissable event on journalism, innovation and digital media | © NewsXchange

As both the news business and the technology landscape continue to change in unpredictable ways, this year’s NewsXchange conference on the theme of ‘redefining journalism’ takes place 30 November - 1 December in Copenhagen.

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Agency of change

by Letizia Gambini 20.10.2016
AAP's central newsroom in Sydney, fully powered by Superdesk | Photo: AAP
AAP's central newsroom in Sydney, fully powered by Superdesk | Photo: AAP

Open-source newsroom platform Superdesk has gone live at Australia’s national news agency, powering reporting operations in bureaus across the country (and in New Zealand and London sites)  and driving production at - and global content distribution to customers from - its central newsroom in Sydney.

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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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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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Superdesk Announced as Newsroom Workflow Platform of Choice for Norwegian News Agency (NTB)

by Emma Van Sant 6.04.2016
Photo by Simo Räsänen (CC BY 4.0)
Photo by Simo Räsänen (CC BY 4.0)(photo: Simo Rasanen)

One of the most exciting things about open source Superdesk is the community of partners and contributors that surround it. Welcome to our newest Superdesk partner, NTB, or the Norwegian News Agency (Norsk Telegrambyrå). NTB has adopted the Superdesk content platform to better serve their editorial needs and to contribute to the development of the system.

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Meet Verified Pixel: A ‘visual spellcheck’ for verifying images in news

by Douglas Arellanes 19.01.2016
debord/Flickr. Some rights reserved
debord/Flickr. Some rights reserved

Every major news story now brings with it a minefield of fake pictures for newsrooms to sort though, a minefield that grows ever bigger each ear. Verified Pixel is a Knight Foundation-funded prototype that aims to speed up verification by automating and simplifying that process. This article was written by Alastair Reid, Managing Editor of First Draft News.

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Not your grandma's newsroom management system

by Emma Van Sant 15.12.2015

One thing we can say for certain is that we are uncertain about the future of the news industry. Trends come and go and there is no silver bullet for keeping an online newsroom competitive. So unless you’ve got a crystal ball tucked away somewhere, I'm placing my money on Superdesk, a future-proof newsroom management system.

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Verified Pixel: making image verification as easy as not verifying

by Douglas Arellanes 16.11.2015
Image verification made easy | Photo: Bart Everson CC BY 2.0
Image verification made easy | Photo: Bart Everson CC BY 2.0

Eyewitness reports have become a regular source of information for the world’s media, one of the things we have observed in our work in this space is that not enough organisations are actively involved in verifying the reports they receive.

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The shift from Live Blog 2.0 to 3.0: everything you need to know

by Holman Romero 23.09.2015
Live Blog is a part of the ecosystem of Superdesk tools for journalism
Live Blog is a part of the ecosystem of Superdesk tools for journalism

Today marks the release of Live Blog 3.0 beta. While this is exciting, it brings up some important questions about the differences between the 2.0 and 3.0 versions. What's new in 3.0? Why is 3.0 considered a completely different product than 2.0? What does Superdesk have to do with all of this? Read on my friends...read on.

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