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The Guardians journey from Publisher to Platform.

The Guardians journey from Publisher to Platform.

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  • 1. 1From Publisher to PlatformHow being open is changing the GuardianStephen Dunn, Guardian News and Media 1 1
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  • 3. We started a longtime ago: 3
  • 4. Open platform API Keyword page Live blogs Apps Mobile site Swine flu Commentebooks Twitter updates Content partnerships Newspapers Audio Video 4
  • 5. To secure the financial and editorial To secure the financial and editorial independence independence of the Guardian in perpetuity. To promote freedom in thein perpetuity of the Guardian press and liberal journalism globally. To promote freedom in the press and liberal To become the worlds leading liberal voice. journalism globally 5
  • 6. Open Web Principles 6 6
  • 7. 2009 7 7
  • 8. 1. Permanent http://www.flickr.com/photos/fstorr/• “A cool URI ... does not change” (Berners-Lee 1998)• 1.5 million resources redirected to new scheme 8 8
  • 9. 2. Addressable★ Resources are “about” something - ready for the socia web.★ We live in “the age of point-at-things” (Coates 2005) 9 9
  • 10. 3. Discoverable★ Multiple routes to content★ Tagging drives discovery 10 10
  • 11. 4. Open 11 11
  • 12. Example: The Hackable Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/..../technology/internet /rss/technology/all /rss/environment/climatechange +business/globaleconomy/rss 12
  • 13. Results... 13 13
  • 14. Site traffic growth Final Release Unique Users 30,000,000 26,250,000 First release 22,500,000Unique Users Pre - project 18,750,000 15,000,000 11,250,000 50MM 7,500,000 3,750,000 Sep 2005 Oct 2006 Nov 2007 Dec 2008 14 14
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  • 18. ...“How Istoppedworrying aboutmy website andlearned to lovethe wholeinternet.”Matt McAlister 18 18
  • 19. The Open StrategyOPEN IN OPEN OUTBring in data and Enable partners toapps build applicationsfrom the Internet using Guardian content and services for other platforms 19 19
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  • 21. "Our most interesting experiments lie incombining what we know with the experience,opinions and expertise of the people who wantto participate rather than passively receive.” 21 21
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  • 27. Jack Shenker - Guardian Egypt correspondent- covered the Tahrir Square revolution 27
  • 28. The Open StrategyOPEN IN OPEN OUTBring in data and Enable partners toapps build applicationsfrom the Internet using Guardian content and services for other platforms 28 22 28
  • 29. The Open Platform 29 29
  • 30. The suite of services enablingpartners to build applications with the Guardian 30 30
  • 31. OPEN OUTOPEN IN Enable partners toBring in data and apps build applicationsfrom the Internet using Guardian content and services for other platforms 31 22 31
  • 32. CONTENT API DATA STORE POLITICS API A service for A directory of Open database selecting and useful data of candidates, collecting curated by voting records, content from Guardian constituencies, the Guardian editors election results, for re-use live data on election day 32
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  • 34. Mutualised news! 34 34
  • 35. Mutualised news! 35 35
  • 36. Mutualised news! 36 36
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  • 42. DATA STORE A directory ofuseful data curated by Guardian editors 42
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  • 44. POLITICS API Open database of candidates, voting records, constituencies,election results, livedata on election day 44
  • 45. POLITICS API Open database of candidates, voting records, constituencies,election results, livedata on election day 45 45
  • 46. <OBLIGATORY DOGFOOD SLIDE> 46 46
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  • 48. WIDEN YOUR CUSTOMER BASE 48
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  • 52. OPEN IN OPEN OUTBring in data and Allow partners to apps from the build applications internet using Guardian content and services for other platforms 52
  • 53. Simple REST/HTTP framework allowsMICROAPPS lightweight development A framework for Applications proxied for integrating 3rd performanceparty applications Apps generally hosted ininto the Guardian the cloud, allows hot deployment into production 53 53
  • 54. MICROAPPS A framework for integrating 3rdparty applicationsinto the Guardian 54 54
  • 55.  What could I cook? 55 55
  • 56. Open for Business 56 56
  • 57. 3 Tiers of access3 Revenue modelsKeyless: Take our headlines. You keep associatedrevenues.Approved: Take our full article content, but with anadvert. Guardian keeps ad revenue, you keep rest-of-page revenue.Bespoke: Take, reformat, augment our contentRevenue model to be negotiated. Combination ofMedia, Fees, Downloads. 57 57
  • 58. Bringing it together 58 58
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  • 60. App showcase 60 60
  • 61. From publisher to platformSeeking massive growth, but no longer onlybroadcasting content on the websiteUser/partner engagement & contribution on Journalism data software applications revenue and adsSupport developers and partners with data and APIs,need scalability, reliability, speed 61 61
  • 62. Join us!http://www.guardian.co.uk/open-platformtwitter: @openplatform @cuica (me) 62