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Sava Tatić, Sourcefabric co-founder and Managing Director, will join a panel of media-industry innovators at Medientage München (Media Days Munich) this week to discuss trends in open-source software development for journalism.
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.
It used to be that when a publisher wanted to replace their news outlet’s content-management system, they faced some version of this question: to buy or build? But thanks to open-source software, that question has now become obsolete.
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.
Norwegian online news site Nettavisen has used Live Blog to cover news events that generate a lot of discussion, such as the Premier League football player trading season, as well as the controversial trial of domestic terrorist Anders Behring Breivik in 2012.
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.
Sourcefabric z.ú., Europe’s largest developer of open-source technology for the news media, is doubling the size of its Prague headquarters and merging its German for-profit subsidiary, Sourcefabric GmbH, with its Czech commercial arm, Sourcefabric Ventures s.r.o.