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Rebuilding the News: Demotix & openDemocracy team up

Tony Curzon Price
Tony Curzon Price
13 May 2009

 

Putting the news back together again has to happen piece by piece, and when openDemocracy and Demotix agreed today on a broad-ranging partnership, two pieces that fit together came together.

Turi Munthe, founder and CEO of Demotix (and interviewed here on oD) writes that: "this partnership with OpenDemocracy feels like perfect synergy. On the one hand, oD's razor-sharp, individual textual analysis, and on the other, Demotix' collective, collaborative visual representation of the world. Opposites attract."

I think that's right---Demotix' citizen journalist collective and openDemocracy's open-source analysis and commentary bring new media and new models into a mixture of text and picture that is not just a replacement, but better than what came before. Look out for a picture-enriched openDemocracy very soon, and sign up to Demotix yourself...

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