Sourcefabric is a not-for-profit organisation and one of the largest open source media support organisations in Europe. And What Do We Know?
Since 1999, Sourcefabric have helped news organisations be born and survive, by building newsrooms and radio stations.
We aim to increase their online profits and cut costs with platforms and solutions that are stable, scalable and secure.
We believe... Build workflows around content, not vice versa
Serve the platforms you have and the ones you don't know about yet. Be ready for anything.
Multiple platforms tied together by a single, open, flexible framework How?
Our motto is find a way or make one and that's what we had to do with TagesWoche.
February 2010. Basel, Switzerland. Basler Zeitung sold to a right-wing Swiss politician. Editors walk out of paper. Citizens of Basel protest in support of the editors.
local news, international reach print, online, mobile platforms community-based open up new revenue models integrate InCopy & InDesign April 2011. Former editorial team of the Basler Zeitung form a new foundation. Sourcefabric approached. The brief. ...in six months
PrintDesk Community workflow Interaction with print subscription system Web codes Omnibox The solution: Sourcefabric created a platform to bring print, online, mobile and community processes into one workflow. What's in Superdesk for TagesWoche? Weekly Debate
no software license costs no per-seat licenses faster and cheaper feature development hosting and streaming in-house worldwide team of engineers to support This is where open source software comes in.... open source community For those who don't know, Open Source means:
daily website, weekly print issue based in Basel, nationwide distribution print run 21,000 plus 9,500 print subscribers 5,000 subscriptions sold before launch 4,500 registered users in its online community The result. And success. increased speed of production & delivery build a relationship with readers through community functions opens up new revenue-generating opportunities content tailored for PLATFORMS
Remember the platforms they don't know about yet? You've seen the current move towards ebooks... Introducing...
Douglas Arellanes Director of Clients and Services [email_address] @Sourcefabric @dougiegyro