Sourcefabric competed against 11 other contenders this past April in a presentation style competition at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. The festival which focuses on key issues facing contemporary journalism was founded in 2006 and offers events which are open to the public and free of charge. While it is a leading journalistic event in Italy, the festival's open structure invites journalists and aspiring journalists - as well as those who are interested in the role of media in society - to participate in an informal and accessible setting.
"Were delighted to win this award," said Adam Thomas, communications manager at Sourcefabric. "The International Journalism Festival is one of the journalism calendar's most impressive events, and it was great to know that our mission of providing innovative solutions around workflow, connectivity and revenue continues to resonate with professional news media."
The jury awarded Sourcefabric with this year's Future12 Award and were impressed with the non-profit company's dedication to providing open source software to journalists. The jury saw 12 presentations ranging from apps to journalistic startups and research projects. Sourcefabric was awarded the prize and are invited back to Perugia, Italy for the 2013 edition of the International Journalism Festival as a result of the win.
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