Media innovation centre MaRS discusses the launch of hyperlocal news project OpenFile.ca 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
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