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Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’

The New York Times Releases New Tool For Collaborative Editing

As more news organizations move toward web content systems that were originally intended for single-person bloggers, the need for a more dynamic tool has becoming increasingly apparent. The New York Times recognizes this and has launched some code that could help. Called ICE (“Integrated Content Editor”), the tool lets collaborators of a web-based text document track changes from multiple users.

In the demo, you can select different users from a dropdown to see their various contributions and deletions in the document. You can toggle between showing/hiding changes.

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Making Your News Budget Public: How And Why

You’ve probably heard the modern-day mantra touted by journalism radicals everywhere: Transparency is the new objectivity. I won’t get into a debate about whether that’s true, but I will point you to some news organizations that are putting transparent editorial strategies to the test through open news budgets (read more from 10,000 Words on open news).

The idea of open news budgets is this: You post your editorial pursuits to the web each morning and give the public a chance to weigh in with tips, suggestions, sources, alternate angles, etc. You involve your readers in the editorial process from the start, rather than hiding your content behind a wall and letting them react after the story is finished. Read more