API for News? Reuters, NYT & iA Inc.

Last week at Media2010, Marc Frons (Chief Technology Officer, Digital Operations, New York Times), Nic Fulton (Chief Scientist, Thomson Reuters), and I were asked several questions on the future of news:

When and how should news organizations release copyright-free material? What are the key points of design that increase readership of news websites and other news platforms? The discussion took an interesting turn with the question whether (and how) news organizations like the New York Times could develop more towards an API based business model.

If you’re interested to see the different presentations: The Sydney Morning Herald has a video archive of all the speeches.

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