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Robots in the newsroom: The good, the bad and the (un)ethical

by Gregory Bruno 9.10.2019
Thomas Kent, journalism professor at Columbia University
Thomas Kent, journalism professor at Columbia University

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.

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The Future of Open-Source Software in Journalism

by Gregory Bruno 11.09.2019
Sourcefabric founder Sava Tactić
Sourcefabric founder Sava Tactić

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.

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Helping Independent Media Make Global HDLNs

by Gregory Bruno 23.08.2019
HDLN.com, a distribution platform for independent media, will make its debut in Brazil before going global.
HDLN.com, a distribution platform for independent media, will make its debut in Brazil before going global.

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.

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The Technological Imperative of News-Audience Engagement

by Gregory Bruno 7.08.2019
Emily Goligoski, Research Director, the Membership Puzzle Project
Emily Goligoski, Research Director, the Membership Puzzle Project

Emily Goligoski of the Membership Puzzle Project speaks with Sourcefabric about the role of open-source software in converting casual news readers into paying supporters.

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Brasil 247 Joins the Superdesk Publisher Family

by Anna Rohleder 24.06.2019

Brasil 247 are embracing their new digital publishing future with Superdesk Publisher, our smart Superdesk plugin with easy customisation and a range of elegant themes to suit every newsroom’s needs.

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Setting the Agenda: How the AAP Helps Clients Plan

by Gregory Bruno 10.05.2019
AAP journalists have created a new tool, called Agenda, that works with Superdesk to streamline editorial planning for client newsrooms.
AAP journalists have created a new tool, called Agenda, that works with Superdesk to streamline editorial planning for client newsrooms.

News agencies rely on a variety of tools to keep wire-service subscribers abreast of coverage plans, but many solutions are not user friendly. In response, Sourcefabric and the Australian Associated Press teamed up to build Agenda; we spoke with AAP Technical Analyst Michael Gourlay to learn how Agenda works.

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