Camp 2011 - Version 1.4

Chaos Communication Camp 2011
Project Flow Control

Christopher Clay / c3o
Day Day 4 - 2011-08-13
Room Baikonur
Start time 22:30
Duration 01:00
ID 4491
Event type Lecture
Track Society
Language used for presentation English

Rethinking online news

Journalism needs hackers to survive

Journalism needs hackers to survive. We present our project to revolutionize online news and encourage you to start your own.

The traditional business models and distribution strategies of journalism are dying, while at the same time the disruptive potential of modern technology remains largely untapped: The most popular online news sources are still deeply entrenched in concepts carried over from their print history and thus shaped by that medium's limitations.

We're here to recruit you to combine your superpowers with those of journalists and designers to form an unstoppable alliance to both disrupt ineffective traditional news sources by doing a better job and be ready to replace their function in society as they die.

Setting an example, our team based out of the Viennese hacker space Metalab is currently working on founding a new online-only medium with an innovative structure to replace the traditional concept of articles. We will develop open source software and experiment with new journalistic processes to fit that structure, and publish all results in the public domain.

We'll challenge you with some unsolved issues, list some opportunities and give pointers to potential sources of funding.

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