Software does what USIB entities will not do: consolidate.

Posted: 30 Mar 2013   Print   Send a link
Broadcasting Board of Governors press release, 18 Mar 2013: "Breaking international news gathered by one of the world’s most extensive networks of journalists can now be found in one place thanks to a new online initiative by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Today marks the launch of the BBG’s Global News Dashboard, which pulls together the English-language news from the more than 50 bureaus, production centers and offices supported by the agency’s staff journalists and more than 1500 stringers around the globe. ... The new site’s English-language content will come from Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Radio Free Asia. Users who access stories will be directed to the original content on the sites of the three broadcasters. The Global News Dashboard also will include links to original content in Spanish of Radio/TV Martí and the Arabic-language online offerings of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. Before development of the Dashboard, people interested in the work of the BBG would have to visit the websites of five separate broadcasters. This tool, built on the Pangea content management system developed by RFE/RL and used by the majority of BBG’s broadcasters to power their websites, makes that search easier. 'It’s such a simple tool, but it will have a resounding effect,' said Robert Bole, director of BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation. 'Bringing all these sources of information together makes a powerful statement about this agency and the way we do business. We’re so much greater than just the sum of our parts.'" The Global News Dashboard can be found at www.globalnewsdashboard.com.