A website I’ve recently been made aware of, trialing open-source journalism. The site welcomes contributions from journalists, bloggers and anyone who wishes to contribute. It’s a nice example of the types of non-mainstream news sites popping up featuring original content, rather than news aggregation and comment.
- Microsoft and Ernst & Young announce blockchain-based content rights and royalties management network, first to be deployed for Microsoft's gaming partners (Thomas Claburn/The Register)
- Astroturfing of outlets like NYT and WaPo by a group funded by restaurant owners shows the need for journalists to dig deeper while covering activists (Sam Thielman/Columbia Journalism Review)
- Interviews with about three dozen friends and colleagues of Ali Watkins and James Wolfe reveal tough ethical questions and ongoing concerns over records seizure (New York Times)