Four Reasons Why An Open-Source Newsroom Is Harder Than It Looks: Lessons From Al Jazeera

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By: Nikki Usher and Seth C. Lewis | Nieman Journalism Lab

DOHA, Qatar — Open-source software might at first seem easy for a news organization to get behind: It’s owned by no one, improved by everyone, and costs nothing to acquire.At Al Jazeera, the network’s top voices have advocated open-source for years.

Al Jazeera English was an early partner of the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership, now OpenNews.

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