Major Newspaper Chain Goes Open Source

…Newspapers have seen a sustained drop in readership, and therefore in revenues, over the last half-decade. The ability to cut cost on something as elemental as production, by dropping expensive proprietary software, is exciting. But so is watching a company in an allegedly change-resistant sector see the light bulb go off over its head…

via Major Newspaper Chain Goes Open Source.

It is hard to know what the future for journalism holds… Paywalls? Or not. But this seems like genuinely interesting development.Interesting to note: 1) a short period of experimentation. 2) a deeper dive after some positive surprises. 

This plus the latest moves from the Guardian, WSJ and Bonnier suggest a rich period of re-design and transformation will alter our very ideas of news validity, and the dominant form-factor of news design.

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