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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, with a keynote address by Nigel Farage.

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Transforming business models with open source

by Fabienne Riener 27.10.2016
The 2016 Ada Lovelace festival | Photo by Foto Vogt GmbH
The 2016 Ada Lovelace festival | Photo by Foto Vogt GmbH(photo: Foto Vogt GmbH)

Our business models have changed and keep changing. At Ada Lovelace Festival in Berlin, I presented how we’ve built a business around open source and where we’re headed next.

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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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Africa hosts its first Media Party

by Douglas Arellanes 19.10.2016
The Media Party Africa takes place in Cape Town, 21-23 October, 2016
The Media Party Africa takes place in Cape Town, 21-23 October, 2016

For the first time, Africa hosts a Media Party. Sourcefabric’s Co-Founder and Director of Innovation, Douglas Arellanes was invited to lead a workshop on citizen journalism verification, based on the work we've done in the areas of verification workflow and real-time reporting with our Verified Pixel and Citizen Desk projects. In this post he explains how we’re looking forward to learning more about how things look from an African perspective.

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Meet Sourcefabric at News Impact Summit Prague

by Veronika Divišová 12.10.2016
The News Impact Summit is coming to Prague on 14 October, follow it live on Live Blog | Photo: EJC
The News Impact Summit is coming to Prague on 14 October, follow it live on Live Blog | Photo: EJC

As a global organisation, Sourcefabric has worked abroad more than in the Czech Republic, even though our headquarters are in Prague. But we’re always looking for ways to cooperate more successfully with Czech news organisations. It is a great opportunity for everyone working in the media and tech sectors in the Czech Republic that the European Journalism Center and the Google News Lab have brought to Prague the News Impact Summit. And we are proudly cooperating in organising this summit as a strategic partner.

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Viacom VMA coverage with Live Blog

by Emma Van Sant 6.10.2016
This year’s annual VMAs were held on August 28th with live online coverage supported by Live Blog.
This year’s annual VMAs were held on August 28th with live online coverage supported by Live Blog.

Viacom’s MTV Video Music Awards are a yearly music industry highlight, one that we were proud to support with the use of our live event online coverage tool, Live Blog.

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Growing stronger every year

by Letizia Gambini 27.09.2016
The whole Sourcefabric team at our annual gathering, Sourcecamp
The whole Sourcefabric team at our annual gathering, Sourcecamp

Once a year, we bring all of our brilliant minds together to connect around what matters to us most. We call it Sourcecamp and this is how it looks. Who wouldn’t want to work with such an inspiring group of people? If you’d like to join us, find your next dream job here: https://sourcefabric.org/en/home/jobs/

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Follow the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium live on Live Blog

by Letizia Gambini 9.09.2016
The M100 Sanssouci Colloquium will be covered live for the first time, thanks to Live Blog | Photo: M100
The M100 Sanssouci Colloquium will be covered live for the first time, thanks to Live Blog | Photo: M100

The 2016 edition of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium, focusing on “War or Peace. The return of geopolitics, disintegration and the radicalisation of society in Europe” will be covered live through Live Blog. On September 15, tune in and follow the live coverage as the 60 international participants from the spheres of media, politics and academia discuss from the stunning Sanssouci Orangerie in Potsdam.

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Live Blog 3.0.9 - new release

by Karel Petrák 1.09.2016
Doing the news the open source way
Doing the news the open source way

Some software releases are more exciting than others... we can all agree on that. But flashy features don't always translate to importance. This brand new Live Blog release, 3.0.9 lacks some of the pizzazz and new features of its predecessors but includes some important bug fixes and key improvements.

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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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