OpenFile launch from an IT/business perspective

Media innovation centre MaRS discusses the launch of hyperlocal news project from a business and information technology perspective.

“OpenFile is positioned as a collaborative newsroom–social media meets
professional journalism – focusing on local news. It’s a newsroom that
complements the current reality of news consumption in an increasingly
digitally dominated world.  The team believes in participatory
journalism (quite the term!) and no paywalls.  OpenFile gives you a
reason to stick around and chat about news that means something to you
with people who will seriously listen to you. Not only will you have a
say in defining your own news, but you’ll also help collect and share
that information.”