Open innovation in digital journalism: Examining the impact of Open APIs at four news organizations

  title={Open innovation in digital journalism: Examining the impact of Open APIs at four news organizations},
  author={Tanja Aitamurto and Seth C. Lewis},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={314 - 331}
This article examines the relative value of open innovation principles for digital media, exemplified by the emergence of Open Application Programming Interfaces (Open APIs) at four news organizations: The New York Times, The Guardian, USA Today and NPR. The use of Open APIs represents a shift toward an open innovation paradigm that may help address twin challenges facing the news industry: the need for improved R&D and the need for new revenue streams. This paper extends the interdisciplinary… 

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