Campsite, the open content management system for professional journalists, is now called Newscoop.
Newscoop takes our decade-long experience of making tools for journalists (not to mention the many years before that of actually working in the industry), and builds an open source, free and multilingual enterprise publishing system for the 21st century newsroom. Our journalist-centred multi-author management and issue-based approach is no secret but Newscoop builds on this even further with some of the most powerful geolocation tools ever seen in an CMS, plus a powerful templating engine capable of producing anything from HTML 5 to mobile.
Journalism is back and only a click away. Newscoop 3.5 RC2 is available for testing now.
Campcaster, our open radio software for scheduling and remote station management, is now known as Airtime.
So, what’s changed? Well, more than just a name. We’re proud that Campcaster was the first open source radio management software to provide both live studio broadcast capabilities and remote automation in one integrated system.
Airtime retains all the features that made Campcaster so popular and adds to it radically improved architecture, stability, interface and installation. With its new production-ready, sub-second precision radio scheduling, you’ll be on air in no time (sorry, we just couldn’t resist).
While everyone else was enjoying the holidays, Sourcefabric were working hard to revamp our website. Of course you’ll find new sections on our new products and features (including new demos and screenshots), but you’ll also find a vastly expanded Services section too. We’re open for business 24/7. Support? You got it. Hosting? It’s yours? Feature implementation? Come and talk to us.
You’ll also see lots of articles in the upcoming weeks on various topics, from the role of widgets in the newsroom, to innovative radio networks in Senegal. We think the easiest way to stay in touch is via Twitter, but you can just as easily follow us on Facebook or via RSS feed.
We’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with three unique radio organisations to work on proof-of-concept implementations. West Africa Democracy Radio (Senegal), Resonance FM (UK) and Radio Dreieckland (Germany) will be working closely alongside us to help us develop new features and test our software in high pressure broadcast environments. We’ll be reporting on our work with them over the coming months at sourcefabric.org.
Organised by Sourcefabric, Test Signals is an event exploring new forms for radio and software that takes place as part of Berlin’s digital culture festival transmediale.11.
Two panels on 02 February will see experts and pioneers from Kunstradio, reboot.fm, Mobile Radio, newthinking and Critical Distance Media Lab discuss radio as both a magical and tactical medium for broadcast. Mathias Coinchon of the European Broadcasting Union will also show participants techniques and tools for alternative and independent digital radiomaking in a special workshop on 03 February. For more details visit the transmediale site.
With a beta version of Airtime 1.6 ready and the second release candidate of Newscoop 3.5 available for download, the developer teams are now working amazingly hard to prepare the finishing touches on the graphical interfaces, add the final features and test everything extensively. We hope to release new versions at the end of the month.